"If we want to win the global competition for new jobs and industry we've got to win the global competition to educate our people." - Barack Obama
In his weekly address, President Obama visits Intel in Oregon (my uncle works there!) and speaks to the nation on how we need to up education in order to keep jobs here in America. He also talks in a way that makes me believe he has faith in the American education system:
"We have everything we need to compete: bold entrepreneurs, bright new ideas and world class colleges and universities. Most of all, we have young people just brimming with promise and ready to succeed. All we have to do is tap that potential."
I've given President Obama grief every since he began running for office, but if he continues to talk about improving the education system in America, I might just have to start liking him... a little bit.