Obama Motivates Students for a New School Year

Nobody looks forward to the Back to School assembly on the first day of school.

But what if President Obama was the guest speaker like he was for the students at Wakefield High School in Arlington, Va?

Obama’s school speech, which focused on the importance of education, has sparked controversy to say the least from conservatives who were concerned about the President having an agenda.

Several school districts even refused to air the speech to their students.

In reality, Obama’s 20-minute speech was inspirational for not just students but for all Americans.

“And even when you’re struggling, even when you’re discouraged, and you feel like other people have given up on you – don’t ever give up on yourself,” Obama said. “Because when you give up on yourself, you give up on your country. The story of America isn’t about people who quit when things got tough. It’s about people who kept going, who tried harder, who loved their country too much to do anything less than their best.”

As we’re all dragging after this Labor Day weekend, how does a quote like that not pick you up and motivate you for the rest of the day?

Almost as good as Obama’s speech was the reaction from the students at Wakefield High School following the President’s remarks. You would have thought the kids were meeting their favorite actor or artist based on their excitement.

This was the first of two televised speeches for Obama this week. He will deliver a prime-time address on Wednesday in front of Congress to discuss his healthcare agenda.

Don’t worry So You Think You Can Dance and GLEE fans; Fox won’t be airing the speech.

What did you think of President Obama’s speech today? Did you have any concerns about your kids hearing the speech at school?

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