奥巴马演讲

奥巴马在美国白宫的大学机会峰会上发表演讲

时间:2014-12-06 09:31:44  作者:奥巴马(Obama)  来源:奥巴马演讲  查看:38  评论:0
内容摘要:12月4日(周四),总统奥巴马(Barack Obama)在大学机会峰会上鼓励学生上大学。 奥巴马表示,他很担忧外国人的竞争力会超过美国国民,他希望美国能“再次在教育方面领导世界”。

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Hello!Thank you so much.Thank you!(Applause.)Please, please have a seat.Thank you so much.
 
First of all, can everybody please give Chionque a big round of applause for her great story?(Applause.)We are proud of what she has achieved and the spirit that she represents.When it comes to higher education, we spend a lot of time crunching numbers and statistics.But ultimately what matters -- and what has so many of you here today, many of you who have made this your life work -- is making sure that bright, motivated young people like Chionque, and all the students who are here, have the chance to go as far as their talents and their work ethic and their dreams can take them.
 
That’s why we’re here today.In January, we held our first College Opportunity Summit with about 140 higher education leaders and organizations over in the White House.This time, we’ve got so many folks we had to move to a different building.That is a good sign.(Laughter.)You would have been a fire hazard over in EEOB.(Laughter.)
 
And all we did was ask a simple question:What can we do, collectively, to create more success stories like Chionque’s? And you, collectively, have responded in a big way, with commitments to give more of our young people that chance.Private and community colleges, philanthropists and business leaders, heads of non-profits and heads of school districts. This did not require a single piece of legislation, a single new stream of funding.What it required was a sense of urgency and a sense of focus -- and a recognition this should not be a Democratic issue or a Republican issue.Making sure more of our young people have access to higher education and can succeed and complete their work and get their degree -- that has to be an American issue.An American issue.(Applause.)
 
And this is especially important at a time when we face multiple challenges, both internationally and domestically -- challenges that are entirely solvable, but so often don't get solved because rather than having a sense of common good we focus on our differences.Rather than having a sense of national purpose, a common sense of opportunity, we give in to those forces that drive us apart.
 
We think about what’s happened over the last year, two years, six years -- our economy keeps improving.More Americans are working.More Americans have health care.Manufacturing has grown.The deficit has shrunk.Foreign oil is down.Crime is down.Graduation rates are up.(Applause.)Clean energy is up. So, objectively speaking, America is outpacing most of the world. And when I travel overseas, people look at us with envy and are puzzled as to why there seems to be so much anxiety and frustration inside America.

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