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As a person who has been in America’s public school system since pre-school, I would like to congratulate President Obama on doing something that should have been done a long time ago.

Someone of merit told American students to get their lives in order.

Since the dawn of school, students have dreaded it. I always dreaded school. I hated it! I couldn’t understand how going to school and writing research papers and studying chemistry could really have any real positive impact on my future. Sure, my parents told me that it was important, but that was their job…or so I thought.

That is why President Obama’s speech today to America’s youth gains my applause—my standing ovation even.

“Every single one of you has something that you’re good at. Every single one of you has something to offer,” Obama told students at Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virginia and to students around the country via CNN.

In this speech, Obama put pressure on students around the country, while encouraging them to study hard, claiming that we need “every single one of you.” And he really tries to cover every… Single. One.

“At the end of the day, the circumstances of your life: what you look like, where you come from, how much money you have, what you’ve got going on at home. None of that is an excuse for neglecting your homework or having a bad attitude at school…” Obama said. “There is no excuse for not trying.”

So, President Obama, I applaud you for taking the initiative to encourage the future of America.

andrea @ September 8, 2009

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