President Obama’s Remarks For School Address

President-elect Obama greets school children

President-elect Obama greets school children

Posted by Audiegrl

The White House has released the text of Obama’s speech to schoolchildren scheduled for Tuesday, September 8 as prepared for delivery.

Hello everyone – how’s everybody doing today? I’m here with students at Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virginia. And we’ve got students tuning in from all across America, kindergarten through twelfth grade. I’m glad you all could join us today.

I know that for many of you, today is the first day of school. And for those of you in kindergarten, or starting middle or high school, it’s your first day in a new school, so it’s understandable if you’re a little nervous. I imagine there are some seniors out there who are feeling pretty good right now, with just one more year to go. And no matter what grade you’re in, some of you are probably wishing it were still summer, and you could’ve stayed in bed just a little longer this morning.

I know that feeling. When I was young, my family lived in Indonesia for a few years, and my mother didn’t have the money to send me where all the American kids went to school. So she decided to teach me extra lessons herself, Monday through Friday – at 4:30 in the morning.

Now I wasn’t too happy about getting up that early. A lot of times, I’d fall asleep right there at the kitchen table. But whenever I’d complain, my mother would just give me one of those looks and say, “This is no picnic for me either, buster.”

So I know some of you are still adjusting to being back at school. But I’m here today because I have something important to discuss with you. I’m here because I want to talk with you about your education and what’s expected of all of you in this new school year.

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14 responses to “President Obama’s Remarks For School Address

  1. audiegrl

    Ok, this is THAT day. You know, the day that ‘pigs will fly’. The day that ‘its cold in Hell’. That day, that we’ve all been waiting for.

    One voice of reason on the right has finally stepped up to say that the President giving a ‘work hard and stay in school’ message to our nations schoolchildren is a good thing.

    Drumroll please……

    Newt Gingrich has tweeted this afternoon after the White House released the text of the speech:

    “Just read President Obamas speech to students.white House posted it. it is a good speech and will be good for students to hear”

    and

    “Remember that Presidents Reagan and Bush also talked to students nationwide. As long as it is non political and pro education it is good”

    Who said, that pigs would never fly 😉

    • Newt must be realizing he needs to distance himself from the wingnutiest clan.

      • audiegrl

        This is crazy. Newt is the ‘voice of reason’ in the Republican party? Now, I know we’re in big trouble. 😉

      • Newt is the ‘voice of reason’ in the Republican party?
        _____

        No one else wanted (or was qualified) for the job 🙂

        • audiegrl

          That just means that we are dealing with some very scary folks out there.The Republican’s don’t want an educated electorate. When the voters are informed, they lose votes. I can’t remember the person on MSNBC who said it last week, but for the first time the Republican’s are losing the higher educated vote. So it is to their advantage if voters stay uninformed. In the long run, that is not good for the country, but its good for their party.

  2. saw this funny comment @ HuffPost:

    “you have to read the speech backwards to hear all the socialist propaganda”

    that’s funny 🙂

    • audiegrl

      LMAO. I remember in middle school we used to try to hear messages when we played the albums backwards. Good grief, next they will have us playing spin the bottle. 😉

  3. it’s true:

    http://twitter.com/Newtgingrich

    newtgingrich
    Remember that Presidents Reagan and Bush also talked to students nationwide. As long as it is non political and pro education it is good
    about 2 hours ago from TwitterBerry

    Just read President Obamas speech to students.white House posted it. it is a good speech and will be good for students to hear
    about 2 hours ago from TwitterBerry

    _______
    why don’t I trust this guy?

    • audiegrl

      Ummm…because he lies out of both sides of his neck? 😉

      Newt will always look out for Newt. He must have some sort of angle…maybe he is just preparing to run in 2012.

      • you need to look at who Newt is follwoing on Twitter:

        David Gregory and:

        Barack Obama…

        maybe Newt is just embarrassed by what he’s seeing from what’s left of the Republican party.

  4. all kidding aside, it’s a good speech with a very needed positive message for young kids.

    (which puts it above the grade level of Beck, Rush, and Hannity) 🙂

    • audiegrl

      I don’t think Newt is embarrassed. Remember his Tweets about Justice Sotomayer and his tweet about death panels. No, he is just doing this to help his angle, whatever that may be.

  5. Laura Bush Praises Obama. Defends Back-To-School Speech

    PARIS, France (CNN) — Former first lady Laura Bush praised the performance of her husband’s successor Monday, breaking with many Republicans in telling CNN that she thinks President Obama is doing a good job under tough circumstances.

    Referencing the uproar over Obama’s address to schoolchildren, which will be aired nationwide Tuesday, Laura Bush said it’s “really important for everyone to respect the president of the United States.”

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/09/07/laura.bush/index.html?eref=rss_politics

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