President Obama Delivers Remarks on Education

(Friday, August 7th, 2009)

“OBAMA: Thank you for the outstanding introduction from Matthew. And Matthew’s teacher, you’re doing obviously an outstanding job — although I understand Matthew’s mom is also a teacher who has also won awards for her outstanding work. So the acorn doesn’t fall far from the tree. We are very proud of him.

“Obviously I want to thank my wonderful Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, who has helped to lead us. (Applause.) I want to thank all the members of Congress who are here, the governors who are in attendance. And I want to give a special shout out to Chairman George Miller of the Education Committee in the House, who has just been a outstanding partner for reform. Please give him a big round of applause. (Applause.) ”

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