Thursday, August 20, 2009

Obama's ABC To Success

Remind me again why college education is necessary for everyone? I love the irony of the advice.
According to a breathless press release emailed to me today, President Obama is set to appear in a Viacom-produced documentary Get Schooled: You Have the Right, along with Kelly Clarkson and LeBron James, which highlights ”education challenges, life choices and breakthroughs.” The 30-minute film quotes the President as saying “education is the key to living out your dreams.”

So as this new school year begins, I urge you to set goals for your own education: to study hard and get involved in your school; to try new things and find something you’re passionate about. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and ask for help when you need it. That’s how you learn. That’s how you get ahead. And that’s how our nation will get ahead — by ensuring that every American gets a world class education, from preschool to college to a career. So get schooled. Your future — and our nation’s future — depend on it.”

But not Clarkson’s future. Or LeBron’s. Neither went to college.

Hat tip: Peter

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