“I’m going to insist that we’ve got decent funding, enough teachers, and computers in the classroom, but unless you turn off the television set and get over a certain anti-intellectualism that I think pervades some low-income communities, our children are not going to achieve.” ~~ Barack Obama
Barack Obama (born August 4, 1961) 44th president of the United States.
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“We know that education is everything to our children’s future. We know that they will no longer just compete for good jobs with children from Indiana, but children from India and China and all over the world.” ~~ Barack Obama
“Americans… still believe in an America where anything’s possible – they just don’t think their leaders do.” ~~ Barack Obama
“We need to internalize this idea of excellence. Not many folks spend a lot of time trying to be excellent. ” ~~ Barack Obama
“We have an obligation and a responsibility to be investing in our students and our schools. We must make sure that people who have the grades, the desire and the will, but not the money, can still get the best education possible. ” ~~ Barack Obama
“And I’ve said this all across the country when I talk to parents about education, government has to fulfill its obligations to fund education, but parents have to do their job too. We’ve got to turn off the TV set, we’ve got to put away the video game, and we have to tell our children that education is not a passive activity, you have to be actively engaged in it. If we encourage that attitude and our community is enforcing it, I have no doubt we can compete with anybody in the world.” ~~ Barack Obama
“There is not a liberal America and a conservative America – there is the United States of America. There is not a black America and a white America and Latino America and Asian America – there’s the United States of America.” ~~ Barack Obama
“Michelle and I are here only because we were given a chance at an education. I will not settle for an America where some kids don’t have that chance.” ~~ Barack Obama