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    President Obama discusses education at Aug. 9 speech

    By Mason Jones and Christopher Palmer
    Mason Jones and Christopher Palmer
    Published: Aug. 18, 2010

    On Aug. 9 President Barack Obama walked into a crowded Gregory Gym and discussed higher education and the need to become more globally competitive. “We have been slipping,” he said. “In a single generation we have fallen from first place to 12th place in college graduation rates.”

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      veel verdienen said on July 3, 2012 at 9:21 p.m.
      I agree with what President Obama is trying to do. I think he is going about it the right way, it's just far too difficult to please everyone. He has my approval!
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      Joseph Michael McCarthy said on Nov. 1, 2011 at 12:51 p.m.
      President Obama knows first hand how diificult it is for Public Universities to survive. I was so happy that he took time out of his busy schedule to pay a visit to our great University of Texas. I did'nt think the visit was political at all. I hope Michelle Obama will also try to visit us soon.
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