President Obama has given hundreds of speeches over the last few months, but today he will be addressing a new audience ... our nation's children. His message? Stay in school, pay attention, set goals and wash your hands.
"But at the end of the day, we can have the most dedicated teachers, the most supportive parents, and the best schools in the world and none of it will matter unless all of you fulfill your responsibilities. Unless you show up to those schools; pay attention to those teachers; listen to your parents, grandparents and other adults; and put in the hard work it takes to succeed."
I can't imagine that after actually reading text with tidbits like this one:
"If you quit on school — you're not just quitting on yourself, you're quitting on your country."
"Where you are right now doesn't have to determine where you'll end up. No one's written your destiny for you. Here in America, you write your own destiny. You make your own future."
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