In a pep talk that kept clear of politics, President Barack Obama on Sept. 8 challenged the nation's students to take pride in their education -- and stick with it even if they don't like every class or must overcome tough circumstances at home. And in a discussion with students before giving his speech, the president also cautioned students to be careful about what they post on social-networking sites such as Facebook.

"Every single one of you has something that you're good at. Every single one of you has something to offer," Obama told students at Wakefield High School in suburban...

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