Presidential Papers, February 2009

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Author: Barack H. Obama  | Date: February 3, 2009

Remarks Following a Visit to Capital City Public Charter School
February 3, 2009

The President. Well, listen, you guys, you’ve been terrific. Thank you so much for your hospitality——

The First Lady. ——your good questions.

The President. ——your excellent questions——

The First Lady. ——your outstanding listening skills.

The President. You’re excellent listeners. And the reason we came to visit: A, we wanted to get out of the White House; B, we wanted to see you guys; but C, the other thing we wanted to tell everybody is that this kind of innovative school, the outstanding work that’s being done here by the entire staff and the parents who are so active and involved, is an example of how all our schools should be.

And what I’ve asked Arne Duncan to do is to make sure that he works as hard as he can over the next several years to make sure that we’re reforming our schools; that we’re rewarding innovation the way that it’s taking place here; that we’re encouraging parents to be involved; that we’re raising standards for all children so that everybody can learn, especially things like math and science that are going to be so important for the jobs of the future.

And so we’re very proud of what’s been accomplished at this school, and we want to make sure that we’re duplicating that success all across the country. So nothing is going to be more important than this. And the recovery and reinvestment act that we’ve put forward will provide billions of dollars to build schools and help with school construction. It will provide money to train teachers, especially in subjects like math and science that are so critical. And it will also give Secretary Duncan the resources he needs to reward excellent, innovative schools. And so we think it’s really important for the country that we get that bill passed.

But thank you so much, everybody. Appreciate you.

The First Lady. Thank you, guys. This was fun.

NOTE: The President spoke at 2:33 p.m. In his remarks, he referred to Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. A tape was not available for verification of the content of these remarks.

Categories: Addresses and Remarks : Capital City Public Charter School, visit.

Locations: Washington, DC.

Names: Duncan, Arne; Obama, Michelle; Obama, Michelle; Obama, Michelle.

Subjects: District of Columbia : Capital City Public Charter School; Economy, national : Financial legislation; Education, Department of : Funding.

DCPD Number: DCPD200900056. WSPC File: dcpd-2009-00056.xml

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Chicago: Barack H. Obama, "Remarks Following a Visit to Capital City Public Charter School," Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents [Collected for February 2009] in Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents, February 3, 2009 Original Sources, accessed July 16, 2019, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=QK47FS1LAF1GEFS.

MLA: Obama, Barack H. "Remarks Following a Visit to Capital City Public Charter School." Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents [Collected for February 2009], in Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents, February 3, 2009, Original Sources. 16 Jul. 2019. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=QK47FS1LAF1GEFS.

Harvard: Obama, BH, 'Remarks Following a Visit to Capital City Public Charter School' in Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents [Collected for February 2009]. cited in February 3, 2009, Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents, February 3, 2009. Original Sources, retrieved 16 July 2019, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=QK47FS1LAF1GEFS.