The President discussed education in the country at a speech to Hampton University graduates.
Hampton, V.A. (WiredPRNews.com) – President Barack Obama spoke about education in the country, as he gave a speech Sunday at Hampton University. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), Obama stated education was a responsibilty for everyone as he addressed graduates of the historically black university.
Obama is quoted by the AP as stating of the school’s founders, who created the university for slaves who escaped from the Confederate South, “They recognized, as Frederick Douglass once put it, that ‘education means emancipation.’ They recognized that education is how America and its people might fulfill our promise.”
The president is further quoted as stating, “All of us have a responsibility, as Americans, to change this, to offer every single child in this country an education that will make them competitive in our knowledge economy. That is our obligation as a nation.”
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