Pres. Obama to give "Back To School" speech Tuesday - - Jackson, MS

Pres. Obama to give "Back To School" speech Tuesday

WASHINGTON (AP) - As he did last year, President Barack Obama is speaking to the nation's schoolchildren Tuesday -- this time, from a school in Philadelphia.

This year's back-to-school message is that nothing is impossible as long as schoolchildren dream big, work hard and focus on learning.

The White House released the text a day early so people could read the president's remarks beforehand and judge the contents for themselves.

Schools are not required to air the speech.

Before last year's address, some conservatives accused Pres. Obama of trying to foist his political agenda on children. But that type of outcry has largely been missing this year.

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