Dinner With Barack: Why Education Is Important

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[President] Tell me what sort of what you're seeing in your life, in your
community, what's on your mind, it doesn't some high falutin policy issue. Just give
me a sense of what's going on out there.
[Juanita] My concern is or course is public education. I subbed last year for a class.
There were like 33 students and three didn't even have desks. So it's gotten really rough.
[President] The point is we want to bring everybody up and that means we got to make
sure that we're, you know, the kids in the school where Juanita taught, that they've
got the kinds of education. You know that's the question. Are we making investments so
everybody has a shot. You know since I didn't come from a wealthy family or powerful family.
The only reason I'm here is because somebody invested in me, or my mom, or my grandparents.