Obama’s back-to-school speech: “It’s about working harder than everybody else”
September 21, 2010 § Leave a comment
In his back-to-school speech today, in Philadelphia, President Barack Obama covered many of the same themes he addressed in last year’s more controversial talk. The main ideas were rather bland, if worthy: Stay in school; do your homework; show up on time.
This year, Obama also acknowledged the recession and how it might be affecting students’ personal lives. He then borrowed from the charter-school lexicon to tell students that poverty and family strife aren’t excuses for giving up on school. READ MORE…