Obama tells students what they must do
But Barack Obama did just that Tuesday morning and it should have a very beneficial effect on their futures and that of their country. He cited his own problems in the past to help then get past theirís and actually benefit from them.
It was a controversial speech to say the least because many thought he would use the opportunity to sway students to his political way of thinking. But he didnít unless one thinks that urging students to work hard to learn their subjects and not give up when failure threatens is political. He brought out the responsibilities of the teachers and the parents and most of all the students in making our education systems work.
ďEvery single one of you has something youíre good at. Every single one of you has something to offer. And you have a responsibility to yourself to discover what that is. Thatís the opportunity an education can provide.Ē
What better way to get a poor student to shift gears and discover how it can make him succeed than to hear that from their President. Weíre sure it wonít work on all students† but we will never make a perfect score in that direction.
We feel, however, that Obamaís speech will have a very positive effect on most students. It canít lose.
We need to get rid of the partisan attitude of our country and take advantage of the good that our political leaders can do in common sense communication on the things that matter. And we praise the President for doing it.
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