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Obama: Education Is A ‘Challenge’ I Take Seriously

President Obama, facing crises during his vacation from Iraq to Ferguson, Mo., pivoted to a new topic, education, in the weekly address on Saturday. As the school year approaches, Obama stressed the importance of students preparing themselves for college.

“This is a challenge I take personally,” Obama said. “And to all you young people, now that you’re heading back to school, your education is something you have to take personally, also.  It’s up to you to push yourself; to take hard classes and read challenging books.”

The address also delved into the education policy changes the administration has pushed.