Tuesday, September 8, 2009

President Obama's Message for America's Students

This post has two videos. The first video from WhiteHouse.gov shows Obama's entire speech. The second video from VOAVideo shows a summary from Obama's speech, Hilary Clinton's speech, and some of the controversy around the speeches.

WhiteHouse.gov: President Obama's Message for America's Students

The President gives a speech directly to Americas students welcoming them back to school. He emphasizes their hope and potential but makes clear they will need to take responsibility for themselves and their education to reach that potential. September 8, 2009. (Public Domain)

VOAVideo: Students Get Encouragement from Obama

When the White House revealed President Obama's plan to give a welcome-back speech to returning school children, along with lesson plans on how students could help the President, some Republicans were irate. They attacked the President for what they said was an attempt trying to indoctrinate children. But Tueday's speech at a high school near Washington, DC stayed clear of politics. VOA's Laurel Bowman has more.

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