You don’t know how happy it makes me to listen to a president who is intelligent and resonates with my beliefs so much so that tears of joy literally come to my eyes when Obama speaks. And during his speech to Congress on February 25, 2009, I couldn’t help but applaud his urging parents to read to their children.
Here is the excerpt from his speech that I hope inspired you as well as me.
“These education policies will open the doors of opportunity for our children. But it is up to us to ensure they walk through them. In the end, there is no program or policy that can substitute for a parent — for a mother or father who will attend those parent/teacher conferences, or help with homework, or turn off the TV, put away the video games, read to their child. I speak to you not just as a President, but as a father, when I say that responsibility for our children’s education must begin at home. That is not a Democratic issue or a Republican issue. That’s an American issue.”