OBAMAMANIA: Edu-solutions by a great man to his great nation at the 2012 DNC

Wow! This is a pleasant surprise! You see, no nation is without challenges. The difference lies in the passion to drive change. If a great nation with incomparably higher educational standards still seek ways to improve their education system, then in Nigeria we remain in our ‘weaning’ days. 

Please read patiently a portion of this great speech by President Barack Obama concerning education during the Democratic National Convention 2012.

You can choose a future where more Americans have the chance to gain the skills they need to compete, no matter how old they are or how much money they have. Education was the gateway to opportunity for me. It was the gateway for Michelle. It was the gateway for most of you. And now more than ever, it is the gateway to a middle- class life.

For the first time in a generation, nearly every state has answered our call to raise their standards for teaching and learning. Some of the worst schools in the country have made real gains in math and reading. Millions of students are paying less for college today because we finally took on a system that wasted billions of taxpayer dollars on banks and lenders.

And now you have a choice. We can gut education, or we can decide that in the United States of America, no child should have her dreams deferred because of a crowded classroom or a crumbling school. No family should have to set aside a college acceptance letter because they don’t have the money. No company should have to look for workers overseas because they couldn’t find any with the right skills here at home. That’s not our future. That is not our future.

A government has a role in this. But teachers must inspire; principals must lead; parents must instill a thirst for learning, and students, you’ve gotta do the work. And together, I promise you, we can out-educate and out-compete any nation on Earth. Help me recruit 100,000 math and science teachers within ten years, and improve early childhood education.

Ok! It’s much longer but I took the part I needed. He infered that education got him and Mitchelle where they are today. Education has the key to all the answers! Can we focus on it? Can we speak more about it? Can we stop being ahead of ourselves and keep education in track? Enough with the hype on meretricious media! Coming from a ‘super-power’, there is no better time to realize how much further up the ladder we have to climb in the face of this speech. The time is now!

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  1. Lol. D phrase- education is the gateway to ‘middle class’ living jumps at me *wink*. Want more than middle class living anyone? Desire much more than education. I believe in addition to a good education,we all must possess and develop other skills in life. More grease babes to you lot giving our children a solid foundation base.

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