Obama to give back-to-school speech in Philly

WASHINGTON - September 9, 2010

The White House said Thursday that Obama will travel to the Julia R. Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration School in Center City on Sept. 14 to give the speech at midday.

Last year, the president spoke from a school in Arlington, Va., just outside Washington. He encouraged students to study hard, stay in school and take responsibility for their education.

Some parents and conservative critics objected to his remarks then, saying Obama was making a political speech.

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