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#ASMSG President Barack Obama: Why we must rethink solitary confinement

President Barack Obama (Andrew Burton/Getty Images) By Barack Obama January 25 Barack Obama is president of the United States. Source: The Washington Post In 2010, a 16-year-old named Kalief Browder from the Bronx was accused of stealing a backpack. He … Continue reading

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The Story of Us: Five Years Ago Today

Five years ago, we started a movement for change… President Obama wrote a message to us today: “Five years ago today, a few thousand of us gathered in Springfield, Illinois, to launch an improbable campaign for president. The task was … Continue reading

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Yes I Can: Japan’s English Teacher

When Utako Sakai was changing the background music in her beauty parlor recently, she did not opt for the classical piano pieces she usually chose. Instead, she picked her favorite CD: “President Obama’s Inaugural Address,” released by Asahi Press, a … Continue reading

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Flashback to 9/9/2008: Obama on Charter Schools

Candidate Obama speaks on charter schools 09/09/2008.

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Weekly Obama Address: Improving Education & Surprise Visit to Booker T. Washington High School in Memphis, Tennessee

Having just given the commencement address at Booker T. Washington High School in Memphis, which has made inspiring progress in recent years, the President says Congress must replace No Child Left Behind to help all our schools thrive. May 21, … Continue reading

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First Lady Michelle Obama: Poetry Student Workshop at the White House

First Lady Michelle Obama speaks about the importance of poetry and self-expression as she hosts a White House Poetry Student Workshop with students and poets like Rita Dove, Billy Collins, Kenny Goldsmith, Alison Knowles, and Aimee Mann. May 11, 2011. … Continue reading

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E Pluribus Unum – Out of Many, One: President Obama Calls for Immigration Reform

President Obama: We need an immigration system that reflects our values as a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants—and Washington won’t act unless we lead. Watch the President’s speech—and add your name to his call for reform. I … Continue reading

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Change The World – Just An Empty Phrase? Let’s Change The World!

How many times have you read or heard the phrase, “Change the World”? A thousand? A hundred-thousand? A million? A billion? Have we used it so much, over and over again, that there is no common understanding anymore of what … Continue reading

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