President Obama visits Madison

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Stan Stricker
November 4, 2009

President Barack Obama enjoyed a warm greeting at Wright Middle School in Madison Wednesday.

Obama told the crowd. of mostly students and teachers, it was great to be back in Wisconsin. Obama used the visit, in part, to offer words of encouragement to students and parents. He told students he had high expectations for them to keep up the good work they had been doing, with the goal of succeeding in life. Obama highlighted a new, more than $4 billion grant program designed to encourage higher standards and stronger teacher recruitment.

Obama says the "Race to the Top" fund is one of the largest federal investments in school reform in history.

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