Sunday, October 21, 2007

Barack Obama addresses Latino Dropout Rate in East LA

Talking to young people and parents at an East Los Angeles high school, Barack Obama called for a comprehensive plan to tackle the Latino dropout rate.

“When I’m President, we’ll give our kids everything they need to have a fighting chance,” said Obama at the high school on which the movie "Stand and Deliver" was based. “Let’s not pass a law called No Child Left Behind and then leave the money behind. Let’s rebuild our crumbling schools and recruit an army of new teachers because what makes the most difference in any child’s education is the person standing at the front of the classroom. And we also have to make sure that every child who wants to learn English has the resources to learn English. And that any child who comes here and studies here and does well in school has the same chance to attend a public college as anyone else.”

Obama said he would push a middle school investment bill to help lower the Latino dropout rate. The Illinois senator also mentioned plans to help alleviate urban poverty.

Barack Obama at Garfield High School in East Los Angeles from


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