Monday, February 2, 2009

Michelle Obama Meets with Department of Education (Video and Transcript of Remarks)

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

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