In his first address to a joint session of Congress, President Barack Obama on Feb. 24 cited education as one of three keys to economic recovery and long-term prosperity for the United States. Here are excerpts of that speech:

“. . . Now is the time to act boldly and wisely – to not only revive this economy, but to build a new foundation for lasting prosperity.  Now is the time to jumpstart job creation, re-start lending, and invest in areas like energy, health care, and education that will grow our economy, even as we make hard choices to bring our...

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