Acknowledging that the country is facing tough budgetary challenges, Obama said he is not willing to compromise with the children’s education as America has to be number one and not any other country.
“Nothing would be more detrimental to our prospects for success than cutting back on education. It would consign America to second place in our fiercely competitive global economy. But China and India aren’t playing for second. South Korea and Germany aren’t playing for second. They’re playing for first—and so should America,” Obama said in his weekly radio address to the nation.
“Instead of being shortsighted and short-changing our kids, we should be doubling down on them. We should be giving every child in America a chance to make the most of their lives; to fulfill their god-given potential. We should be fighting to lead the global economy. And that’s what I’ll continue fighting to do in the months and years ahead,” he said. From the start of the administration in January 2009, it has been fighting to offer every child in this country world-class education, he said.