Michelle Obama today visited the Department of Education in the first of her planned visits to federal agencies.
The first lady had kind words for the department's employees.
"I am a product of your work," Obama said. "I wouldn't be here if it weren't for the public schools that nurtured me and helped me along. And I am committed, as well as my husband, to ensuring that more kids like us and kids around this country, regardless of their race, their income, their status, their -- the property values in their neighborhoods, get access to an outstanding education."
Transcript of Michelle Obama's Remarks