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Well we still have -- We live tonight from Charlotte at the Time Warner Cable Arena.
And just a few minutes from now we're going to be very well with the -- to speak to Bill Clinton and President Clinton speak to be read a little later on this evening.
We welcome to our Michael -- a favorite to take on Duncan mr.
secretary thank you being here.
That's an island really appreciate your vote early tonight -- -- the -- this is that's the very thing I've actually never been to a political bets before -- -- -- this -- this is -- about education kids.
To come last -- to be part the energy and passion that.
Participate today and -- you -- present tomorrow it's not the just amazing and made the couple -- that you ran the Chicago Public Schools and what the big argument that's accurate there was public vs.
School choice we keeping the -- school choice.
From the other side.
What really is that debate about what's really the answer look at it at that for me is never bounces answers -- every single public school a great school whether it's inner city Chicago or suburban or rural remote.
The -- this country has to beat him make public schools great schools 1995%.
Of our nation's children.
Will attend public schools like two young children -- public school we need to make the ball strong to make the ball Bible needs support that we need to invest that.
When you know you hear the -- -- towards it sounds great people of the concept that I get to them by keeping any school I want.
So how do you make the argument on the other side to those who think well why should not be able to like you watch a big believer of choice within the public schools and whether their charter schools -- back -- -- -- different types schools I think particularly dense areas urban areas where parents to have a couple great options that makes a lot of sense that cubicles to have public schools the great schools what is the difference between an Obama presidency in second term.
We're on the presidency in terms of what it means reducing the difference could be more star who the president is who years because -- got a great education.
The First Lady Michelle Obama neither one of her parents went to college she and her brother have had these -- careers had -- -- educated.
Because education was valued the difference between president Obama's beliefs that -- -- -- beliefs are pretty extraordinary.
We watch -- best we think it education is an investment we want the best fatal to career early childhood education.
K to twelve -- a reform making higher education more accessible and affordable the other side wants to cut funding for education.
That's children in Head Start Programs -- result of -- Bobby Ryan budget.
That's body for children with special needs less money for total disabilities.
And the college becomes less affordable the cuts -- pell grants.
We need to educate our way to better economies of the expelled there with a program that went when one of the great innovation to keep them democratic senator report -- -- Was development it would cut that it's one thing I'm most proud of is we took.
Forty billion dollars that were going to the banks.
Move that all into pell grants to young people didn't look back the taxpayers for nickel and this year we're -- almost ten million young people.
-- first generation college goers.
Go to school go to college chase their dreams with the help with the support pell -- To go backwards on that have college be less successful.
That's affordable it's -- -- and we are dogs -- -- secretary of education Arnie Duncan one of the things we kill Obama talked about.
Last night was that we've put that -- -- they finished paying off their student loan.
And one of the things this president has done is make it easier didn't really to one of his goals has been to make it easier for students.
To meet that obligation we have to keep working hard -- particular couple -- -- Where if you make you wore body coming out of school pay a little more.
If you're making less money pay less but you did ten years of public service teaching -- not profit working in.
-- for for government or for social services after ten years.
-- -- to forget -- what's really trying to bring great talent into the public sector.
We also fought very hard to picture Stafford interest rates -- double.
They were potentially could double the president traveled the country the vice president did I did.
We have a debate circles interest rates did double the college to become even more expensive -- -- the -- Man the right has been teachers' -- do you think that is -- if you were problem.
We we all have to work together against me -- labor management teachers principals parents -- pretend.
All of us have to come together this is that national priority.
We have to beat the world -- got to place rates.
We have to increase high school graduation rates students drop out rates they believe what we call tough -- that race.
You get answers coming together he passed -- -- lulls -- talking points and doing the right thing to drive its case reform.
-- of literally hundreds of districts around the country.
Very quietly but very courageously.
To him basically -- it in the basic work -- -- bit -- work together.
Getting past -- title debate and we have for the event for the public school.
We can't afford not can't afford not to I would say.
Education is an investment I would argue the best the best we could make it young people and their families and their their communities and ultimately the country.
We have to best out of the status quo and at this reform but anyone who thinks -- less educated workforce is gonna help make our communities our country -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Things like this you pitch yourself effective.
How forcing you feel but now we have a long way to go -- -- for years have flown by.
I would made some real progress -- to beat the world college graduates right.
I -- about -- -- -- my -- to this work that's for you to be based not figured out if they could which whose commitment to prevention opportunities there we are.