Today, we are *all* this student
Earlier today, President Obama visited D.C.’s Anacostia neighborhood where he spoke to grade school students at a public library.
According to CNN, Obama unveiled a two-part plan to encourage reading in lower-income areas.
“The first part of President’s plan is to give young people better digital access to books,” CNN reports. The second part of the plan is the ConnectED Library Challenge. ConnectED’s goal is to put, “a library card in every child’s hand to ensure they have access to not only books, but public internet.”
“The event was moderated by a sixth grader from Salisbury, Maryland, who asked questions submitted by students across the country, some of whom were watching the event on a livestream in their classrooms,” reports CNN.
While Obama was discussing the difficulty of speech writing (though if he mentioned he has a staff of speech writers, it’s not contained in this clip), the frustration of writer’s block, and how terrible first drafts can be, this brave youngster said what we have all wanted to say:
We solute you, sixth grader from Salisbury, Maryland.
Video clip courtesy of the good folks at the Washington Free Beacon.
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