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Obama: Education reform key to helping middle class

Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 01:58

In his weekly address, President Obama lays out his plan to ensure more children graduate from school fully prepared for college and a career. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) President Barack Obama says it's time to focus on education reform and helping kids prepare for the future. In his weekly address, Obama laid out his plan to ensure more children graduate from school fully prepared for college and a career. "We have to equip all our kids with an education that prepares them for success, regardless of what they look like, or how much their parents make, or the zip code they live in," Obama said. The president says he wants to pass a smarter education law that ensures progress is being made by every student. "This year, I want to work with both parties in Congress to replace No Child Left Behind with a smarter law that addresses the overuse of standardized tests, makes a real investment in preschool, and gives every kid a fair shot in the new economy," Obama said.

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Obama: Education reform key to helping middle class

Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 01:58