Obama calls on students to hit the booksMichele Rehder thinks students always need a little motivation on the first day of school.
By: Mike Longaecker, The Republican Eagle
Michele Rehder thinks students always need a little motivation on the first day of school.
President Obama provided that spur Tuesday, the Goodhue High School teacher said. The president spoke to the nation's schoolchildren in a live address from Arlington, Va., urging them to take personal responsibility for their education.
After the speech, Rehder asked the students in her senior government class - several of whom showed signs of first-day excitement - to write out what in Obama's message hit home. Each student fell silent and wrote out a thought.
For more about how Goodhue students and teachers responded to the president's speech, see Wednesday's print edition of the Republican-Eagle.