Obama Back To School Speech Tuesday

In his second speech to the nation's students as they settle back into school, President Barack Obama will tell them that nothing is beyond their reach if they're willing to work hard and focus on education.

That's the message Obama will deliver Tuesday in a back-to-school address at a Philadelphia school that will be made available to all schools to watch.

The White House released the president's remarks a day early so people could read the speech beforehand and judge for themselves.

Before last year's speech, conservatives accused Obama of trying to foist his political agenda on children. But that type of outcry is missing this year.

In both speeches, Obama urged students to study hard, stay in school and take responsibility for their education.

Pitt County Schools says it will make every effort for students in grades 6-12 to see the live online streamed version of the speech. A student who does not wish to participate can opt out with his/her
teacher.

Due to bandwidth issues, a taped version of the speech will be made available to grades K-5 on Wednesday morning and shown during the week.

Parents who do not wish for their child to participate should notify the school.


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