Education

Mrs. Obama, on Inspiring Students

By Sean Cavanagh — June 04, 2009 1 min read

First Lady Michelle Obama talks about her interest in encouraging young students, such as those she’s visited in the Washington DC schools, in an interview with NBC’s Brian Williams. She talks about some of the steps on the way to her attending Princeton (watching her older brother make it to college was a big influence).

“There are always a stream of doubts that run through these kids,” Mrs. Obama says. “Because there are a lot of people around who tell you what you can’t do.”

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Curriculum Matters blog.