Speeches

Obama Talks to Students

If President Barack Obama was really trying to brainwash the nation’s students, as some conservatives have alleged, then his message must have been subliminal: In his speech at a Virginia high school, President Obama challenged the nation’s students to take control of their own educations. “Every single one of you has something to offer,” he said. “And you have a responsibility to yourself to discover what it is.” The speech was televised to schools around the country. "When I was your age," Obama said, "I was a little bit of a goofoff. My main goal was to get on the varsity basketball team and have fun." At the site of the speech, there was only a small band of protesters, with one holding a sign saying, “Mr. President, stay away from our kids.”