Today President Obama spoke to the National Urban League: a friendly crowd but one that at times has held Obamas feet to the fire. The main topic was education, and how a strong economy cant happen without a sound educational system and access to it. Obama acknowledged the criticisms of Race to the Top, adding what hasnt been working is the status quo. He also urged across-the-board responsibility from ;students, parents, teachers, and communities.
In his first public comments about Shirley Sherrod, Obama said She deserves better than what happened last week. He condemned deceptive tactics and called for understanding, including among his own administration.