By Mark Memmott

President Barack Obama today spoke to school students across the nation -- with an address that ignited some controversy because critics say it could be used to spread the president's political message.

You can judge for yourself whether that's true, because Obama's as-prepared-for-delivery text is posted here.

The address, from Wakefield High School in Arlington, Va., was webcast at and We put the video player in this post as well. It's the first box below. And underneath that in the second box, we "live-blogged" as he spoke. Just click the "play" button and our updates should flow in automatically. You can add your thoughts in the player's "comment" field if you wish. We'll publish as many as we can.

categories: Education, Obama Administration

11:35 - September 8, 2009