Investing in Education

(Friday, March 20th, 2009)

President Obama gave a speech about investing in early childhood education and higher education at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.

Following is an excerpt from his speech: “Michelle and I are here only because we were given a chance at an education. I will not settle for an America where some kids don’t have that chance. I’ll invest in early childhood education. I’ll recruit an army of new teachers, pay them higher salaries and give them more support. In exchange, I’ll ask for higher standards and more accountability. We’ll keep our promise to every young American–if you commit to serving your community and your country, we will make sure you can afford a college education.”