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.

President Barack Obama (photo courtesy of the Center for American Progress Action Fund)

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…

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