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coast, the boston book festival. in november, we'll be in pd, oregon and the national book awards in new york city and we're live for the 18th year in the ow, in florida, for international.r >> president obama took part in in iowa, l meeting and ing on college access was joined by duncan and took students, from parents. his is one hour and ten minutes. >> barack obama. . [cheering and applause]
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i know -- i know it's september, so i know you guys are all about to be flooded with ads and calls who want ch of folks this job. what kind t imagine of person would put themselves through something like that. . [laughter] i didn't know he was on the ballot. unitedt president of the states. prouder of him, ot only for the introduction but the story he's told. young example of what people can do when they put their minds to it. principal.thank you mike. where's mike? [cheering and applause] he is. [applause] here.uperintendent is where's tom? [cheering and applause] is here who rank
is -- where is he? city council o a meeting. miller. . [cheering and applause] mike fitzgerald, great supporter. . [cheering and applause] and secretary of education, arty. . [cheering and applause] i'm not going to give a long want to spende we most of the time taking questions from all of you. explain that we came to this high school because you guys have done some great hings over the past few years. students have e laptops and ipads and ap scores , improving test so you have become a great country of he whole
what's possible. . [cheering and applause] we thought we'd come and pay you talk to some of the students in des moines and talk to your parents. there's nothing that high schoolers love more than being parents. with their . [laughter] week, thats ago, this a financial crisis, on wall street, ended up ushering in some really hard times on main street. incredible to the rezilance and grit and hard work f the american people, we bounced back. we have more jobs. we have more than 16 million people that have security of insurance, many of them for the first time. our high school graduation rate is the highest that it's ever
been. [applause] i'd like to point out, by the way, if you'd like to see the best graduation rate in america, it's right here in iowa. . [cheering and applause] so, we've been investing in things that help to grow the middle class and help provide opportunity for every young person. but no 21st century economy nobody in the 21st century economy is going to do what they lives do with their unless they get a great education. by 2020, two out of three job openings are going to require post-high school education whether it's a community college or tech school and it's an
investment that pays off. it empowers you and gives you a of who you are and your hopes and your dreams. sharpen how you see the world and empowers you in all sorts of ways. has some pretty practical ramifications. high school diploma, a 2-year school could $10,000. an extra could earn you $1 million more. never been tion has immortants -- important or expensive. e are trying to make high school and post-college most affordable. we funded a student loan bill. cut out the s
middle man and put that money to students. we did a tax credit of up to $2,500 for families to work for uition and books and fees and to cap their federal student of their income. if you want to be a teacher, you can still do that knowing that you're not going to go, you know -- you're still going to be able to afford to support yourself and your family while doing it. yearse're fighting for two of free community college for who's willing to work for it. . [cheering and applause] that knowttom line is young person in america should be priced out of college. they should not be priced out of an education. know that finding the right
school the for you, the best school for you is a process. you are juggling applications. some of you are asking what you plan for a career and what you life.to do with your i think we should make that process easier, so a couple of things that we've done, that we're announcing over the course introduced , we've .ollege score card right now, a lot of families need to e what they choose a good school. a lot of the college rankings reward schools for spending more money or rejecting students. i think that's the wrong focus. it should be on helping the students. we pulled together data on college costs. you can scroll through the score
are and see which schools more likely to graduate their students, are more likely to result in good jobs for those studen likely to make sure those students are likely o pay off their student loans and make decisions that are right for your future and budget. can go to ollegescorecard.edgo -- collegescorecard. collegescorecard.edu.gov. a lot of students don't claim they're cial aid qualified for. those young people are leaving money on the table. there may be young people here
the re not aware of all financial help you can get. we have shortened the form down to 20 minutes. timesed to be two or three s long. because only congress we have a e rules, ongressman here who traveled with us, bobby scott. back there. the . [cheering and applause] -- he's a democrat and working with republicans to further shorten and make this form simple. s ginning next year, familie will be able to fill out fasa even earlier. starting on october 1, right bout the time college applications ramp up.
you won't have to wait for your w-2s. you'll know sooner how much aid morel qualify for and have time to evaluate your options nd we're working with colleges and universities and scholarships to aid this new start date. taken these steps, together, should help students pay for college. i'm going to end, my opening with a story from somebody who wouldn't be here today. his name is nico green. him for the ember basketball team. . [cheering and applause] to tell n that i want hat story is, for the past few homeless.co was as a junior and senior, he was
his coach stay with or counselor. before that, he spent nights in shelters and in church basements or in hotels with his mom, sometimes, sleeping next to drug worse.s or he said he's seen terrible for s and he's thankful what he's been through because it made him strong. study, keeping his eye on college, applying for and winning scholarships. of ualified for thousands dollars in state aid. he's studying accounting and still playing ball, hoping to make enough money to build and that he ck to the mom loves. . [cheering and applause] here.t's why we're that's what this is about.
nico and rusean and many of you who want to take have big step and dreams. we want you to know that we're there to help you achieve those dreams. we want to make sure that we're iving every student, who is willing to put in the effort, all the tools they need in order to succeed. that's not only good for the students, by the way, that's also good for america because his country was built on the notion that it doesn't matter where you came from, what you look like, what your last name you're willing to work hard, you can make it. key to cation is the making that future possible. that's how we grow this country, that's how we make it successful and that's the incredible project, the great experiment in are racy that all of you apart of. everybody.ery much,
. [cheering and applause] . >> can everybody hear me? working? all right. so, here's how this is going to work. you raise your hand and i'll call on you. girl/boy, to go girl/boy, to make it fair. here should be people in the audience, with microphones, so wait until they get there and yourself. try to keep your questions short enough that we can get as many in as possible and contrary to what he said, he's nsing to get the tough questio and i just want the easy ones. all right? who wants to go first? shot her lady, she hand up quick. right here. here.d a microphone up all right.
>> hi, my name is angelica and my question is for you, what do you believe the world of teachers should be? role ofdo i believe the teachers should be? .hat's a great question when i think about my own life -- some of you may know, my dad left when i was very young, so i really didn't know him so i single mom and we didn't have a lot when we although, my mom had this great love of learning. teenager when she had me, she was 18. school and g to working full-time when she was sister. me and then my she was my first great teacher. taught me was compassion, caring about other people. but she also taught me to be
curious. and when i think back to all the that i've had, the facts that they've taught me because i can books, but it has been teachers who have been able sense of in me, a curiosity. like, how does that work? is? is that the way it want to who's helped me learn more. that, to me, is the role of a great teacher. somebody who can teach you to be the subject in that you, in time, start teaching yourself. great here are a lot of teachers here. part of the challenge, i think, for being a teacher is that sometimes students don't always appreciate good teachers.
let's face it. sometimes we k think education is somening that from somebody else, it's passive. knowledge in here. but, in fact, good teaching is a having with you're somebody where they're giving also ot just answers, but asking you questions and helping your brain get a workout and try to learn how to figure things out yourself. i think great teachers are somebody that have confidence in you and have high expectations in you and they see and get a sense of, you know what, you are important and you can do amazing things. and when you feel that from a teacher, that a teacher really g in s you've got somethin you that's worth saying or writing or -- those are the
teachers that you remember. teachers that inspire you. what do you think? be quick. the only think i would add is reat teachers see things in students that they don't see in of selves and pull them out you. he talked about his mom being locked up. a lot of teachers see him as a student body president and a leading the community. mazing teachers see things in kids. they helped to bring that light. [applause] . >> quick question? all right. i think it's the guys turn now. that gentleman right back there, right around the corner there. dennis.me is i'm a senior here at north high school. . [laughter] what's so funny?
[laughter] are you the one that's embarrassing? >> maybe. >> it's a give and take. hey embarrass me, i'm going to embarrass them [laughter] >> i'm right there with you. > in your opinion, of all the next presidential candidates that are in line, which ones ideas for st education reform to make them accessible?able and i -- let ou know, e -- [laughter] i promise, i'm generally going to give you straight answers. i'm going to wiggle around it a little bit. . [laughter] right now, i'm going to try to season of the campaign until -- partly, because i can't
keep track of all the candidates. . [laughter] windled t until it's down a little bit before i have an opinion. is what i can say, that are reflectedlues time, our put our effort, our money. sufficient for us to education. about if we aren't actually puting resources into education. am -- mrauz mra [applause] e have gotten some guff sometimes because we've said that money, alone, is not enough. that it's important for us, if a
teaching constant constantly, ids -- kids, so they can achieve, we things.change how we do in collaboration with teachers and principals and parents and students, we have to figure out better.ake it it has increased accountability creativity ing more and empowering teachers more. you know, those don't cost money. also know is that science labs don't have the right equipment, then it's harder to teach science. if kids don't have access to broadband and laptops in their they're at a en
disadvantage to those who do. if you've got a school that oesn't have enough counselors and so come time to apply for college, there aren't enough counselors to go around and kids are getting the best advice that selling d, they may end themselves short when it comes to going to college. part of the reason i'm making his point, when you're evaluating candidates, you pay attention to this. we're going to have a major debate, in congress, coming up. doneudget's supposed to be and congress has not come up with a budget. and there are some, in the other comfortable with keeping in place something which is goingr, to be -- it is going to result
cuts over the next several years in the amount of federal support for education. them, at's going to force either layoffs or kids not getting the kinds of support they need. it will have an affect on the education of students. everybody to be clear, without endorsing any ideas, ar candidate's running for body's president and they say they want to be the education president, things. two one is that you care about every student doing well, not just some, because whoever's president for all people.not just some [applause] and point number two is that ou've got to be willing to provide the resources,
particularly, for communities as much of a ave property tax base so they can't their own,e money on in order to help their students achieve. all right. you want to add to that? >> just very quickly, about getting into this candidate or that, you have about two dozen to choose from and they all want you vote. i have questions i want you to ask, one, what are you willing do to have more children have access to early childhood education? that's the best investment we can make. [applause] two, what are you going to do to continue to increase our nation's high school graduation rate? high.t an all-time what are you going to do to make school students are ready for college. ourth, we need to lead the world in college graduation
12th.. today, we are if every candidate you ask, what for our concrete goals those four things and what resources are you willing to put behind that? our country would be a much stronger place. here. to be a tag team here's one last thing because -- i'm sorry. what was your name? angela asked a question about a great it mean to be teacher. candidate say that the big problem with education should not vote for that person. . [cheering and applause] because -- [cheering and applause] it is a hard job and it is the got.important job we've and folks who going into
teaching don't go into it for the money. they go into it because they are passionate about kids. that doesn't mean that there aren't some bad teachers. it doesn't mean that we shouldn't hold teachers to high standards, as well, and continue to work in terms of professional development and recruitment and retention of great teachers. have been times where we have had some disagreements with on certain unions issues because we want to ntation.e experime but, the bottom line is, though, ou can measure how good a school is by whether or not it is respecting and engaging teachers in the classroom so they are professionals and they feel good about what they are doing and they are given freedom and they're not being forced to teach to a test. for us, y important then, to make sure that -- what a bunch of ust
teacher bashing. to vote ell you who for, but at least not right now. will., i . [laughter] i can tell you who to vote against and that i somebody who decides that somehow teachers on't deserve the kind of respect that -- and decent deserve.at they [applause] all right. it's the young ladys turn. ou right there, in the brown sweater, right there. that's fine. >> thank you. a senior at d i'm roosevelt and an intern at the hillary clinton campaign. >> i guess i know who you're voting for [laughter] >> yeah. >> do you think it's possible or free tic for there to be tuition for college in the united states? > i think that is
absolutely realistic for us to have the first two years of community college free because it is in my budget, and i know how to pay for it. [applause] president obama: essentially if you close up some corporate tax loopholes that are not growing the economy and are a boondoggle, you take that money. you can then help every state do what tennessee is already doing. tennessee is already making community colleges free the first two years. what that does is first of all, it helps young people who may not right now want to get a four-year college education but know they still need some technical training or they want to get an associate's degree. right away, that group, they know they can get their education for free as long as they are working hard. for those thinking about a
four-year college education, they can also get the first two years at community college, and then transfer those credits to a four-year college and they just cut their overall college costs in half. it would be good for everybody whether you are going two or four years. if we can get that done, we can start building from there. in the meantime, i want to make sure everybody understands what we are talking about in terms of fafsa. you have to fill out this form. we are making it easier for you to do. you have no excuse. parents, even if you did not go to college, you need to nag your kids to make sure this fafsa
form gets filled out so you know the student aid you may be entitled to. my grandma did not go to college, even though she was probably the smartest person i knew. but she did know you had to go to college, and you had to fill out this form. so i want everybody here to make sure you stay focused on that because there is more help already than a lot of people are aware of. the college scorecard we talked about, collegescorecard.ed.gov, what that does is it allows you to look at the schools to find out do they graduate students, how much debt do they have, are they getting a job after they graduate? we are not just ranking the most prestigious school. we are getting your news you can use in evaluating whether the
schools you are applying to actually deliver on their commitment because a lot of times students who get big student loans, debt after they graduate, it is because they did not think through where they should go, what they should be studying, what resources are available. we want you on the front end to have as much information as possible in order to make a good choice. arne, anything to add? secretary duncan: how much do we give out each year in grants? $30,000? total. how much? $30 billion. any other guesses?
we give out $150 billion in grants and loans each year. the president said we have a lot the best long way to go and do more to make college free. we don't care whether your family has money or not, you work hard, $150 billion. it is the only form you will ever fill out in your life that will give you access to $150 billion. i want to emphasize this. you have got to fill it out. president obama: got to fill it out. all right. this gentleman back here. i don't want to neglect the folks in the back. >> how are you doing, mr. president? my name is rudolph dawson. my concern is the historically black schools, a lot of pressure is put on them in terms of not getting the budget they need to continue to educate people like myself. they are not getting programs
they need to attract students that want higher pay. what can you do, what can your administration or the next administration due to right the wrong done in the past and continues to be done to these universities? it is also a land-grant college. they have not been getting all the money they need for agriculture, like the university of georgia. i would like to see some changes there. president obama: we've got a lot of young people here. to give you a little bit of history, the historically black colleges and universities arose at a time when a lot of schools were segregated. african american students could not attend a lot of the traditional state colleges and universities. many of them went on to become incredible educational institutions that produced some of our greatest thinkers.
morehouse college, howard, spellman. all across the country, particularly in the south, a lot of these historically black colleges and universities were the nurturer of an african american middle class. many of whom went on to become the civil rights pioneers that helped lead to dr. king, and the civil rights movement, and all the history i think you are aware of. a lot of those schools are still doing well. some of them have gotten smaller and are struggling, partly because of good news, university of georgia is not segregated anymore.
it is good african american students or latino students have more diverse options. but they still serve an important role. working with people like congressman bobby scott others, we have continued to provide support to those schools. but one thing arne and i have been doing is saying to these historically black colleges and universities, you have also got to step up your game in terms of graduation rates because there are some of the schools who taken a lot of students but don't always graduate those students. those students end up being stuck with debt, and it is not a good deal for them. we have a task force and commission devoted to working with the school's to make sure they have the resources they need to continue to perform an important function. but they are also stepping up
their game so kids who attend these universities and colleges are graduating on time and are able to pursue the kind of careers they need. anything you want to add? let's see. it is a young lady's turn now. i need to go up top. that young lady in the striped shirt i can barely see. this is what happens when you get older, young people. first time i came to iowa, i had no gray hair. i didn't. look at me now. >> i'm currently a junior at lincoln high school on the south side of des moines. i know you don't want to get involved with the presidential race at the moment. but a candidate has said they want to cut government spending to politically biased colleges. i was wondering if that would hurt the education system for
those who depend on that or what it better education as a whole? president obama: first of all, i did not hear this candidate say that. i have no idea what that means. [laughter] president obama: i suspect he does not either. [laughter] [applause] president obama: look, the purpose of college is not just, as i said before, to transmit skills.
it is also to widen your horizons, to make you a better citizen, to help you evaluate information, to help you make your way through the world, to help you be more creative. the way to do that is to create a space where a lot of ideas are presented and collide. and people are having arguments. and people are testing each other's theories. and over time, people learn from each other because they are getting out of their own narrow point of view and having a broader point of view. so, arne i'm sure has the same expense i did.
when i went to college, suddenly there were folks that did not think at all like me. if i had an opinion, they would look at me and say that is stupid. then they would describe how they saw the world. they might have had different sets of politics or they might have a different view about poverty or a different perspective on race. sometimes their views would be infuriating to me, but it was because there was this space where you could interact with people who did not agree with you and had different backgrounds that i started testing my own assumptions. and sometimes, i changed my mind. sometimes i realized maybe i have been too narrow-minded. maybe i did not take this into account. maybe i should see this person's perspective. so, that is what college in part is all about. the idea you would have somebody in government making a decision about what you should think ahead of time or what you should be taught, and if it is not the
right thought or idea or philosophy that they would not get funding, runs contrary to everything we believe about education. [applause] president obama: i guess that might work in the soviet union. but it does not work here. that is not who we are. that is not what we are about. one thing i do want to point out is it is not just sometimes folks who are mad that colleges are too liberal that have a problem. sometimes there are folks on college campuses who are liberal and maybe agree with me on a bunch of issues who sometimes are not listening to the other side.
that is a problem, too. i was talking to a friend about this. i've heard of some college campuses where they don't want to have a guest speaker who is too conservative, or they don't want to read a book if it has language that is offensive to african americans or somehow sends a demeaning signal towards women. you know, i've got to tell you, i don't agree with that either. i don't agree you, when you become students at colleges, have to be coddled and protected from different points of view. [applause] [laughter] president obama: anybody who comes to speak to you and you disagree with, you should have an argument with them.
but you should not silence them by saying you can't come because i am too sensitive to hear what you have to say. that is not the way we learn either. what do you think, arne? secretary duncan: [indiscernible] president obama: he said amen. ok. let's see. i think it is a guy's turn. this gentleman in the tie, you had your hand up a couple of times. i did not want you to feel neglected. you almost gave up. i wanted to call on you. wait for the microphone. >> thank you. my name is james quinn, this is my wife, and our daughter. we have been saving for her college education for 10 years. over that time, the federal deductibility of 529
contributions has gone away even though we can still get the deduction from iowa income taxes. it would be nice to see a reward for saving rather than just making borrowing money easier. [applause] president obama: i'm going to let arne hit this one because he is an expert on our various savings programs. secretary duncan: as a parent with two kids, my wife and i are putting money in 529's and getting the government to encourage that would be fantastic. this is something where we have to work with congress to do the right thing. some families starting kindergarten are saving each year to help their kids go to college. we need to incentivize that. great point. president obama: there was a time when the deductibility of student loans was more significant than it is today. whenever you make something
tax-deductible, that means there's less money going into the treasury. that means either somebody has got to pay for it with other taxes or the deficit grows or we spend less on something else. this is part of why this debate right now in congress about lifting the sequester is so important. it is a washington term. i hate the term. essentially what congress did is it said we are going to lop off spending at this level for the next decade. the problem is the population is going up. the economy is growing. even though the deficit right now has been cut by 2/3 since i came into office, which is --
[applause] president obama: you would not know that listening to some candidates, but it has. if sequester stays in place, not only our ability to spend for education or help families with student loans, but also things like early childhood education, head start programs, pell grants, all those things can be adversely affected. this is one thing i would ask everybody to consider. when you hear budget debates, i know your eyes glaze over. but the federal budget is where we express our values. a lot of times, people say we should just cut government spending because there is all
this waste. but in fact, the vast majority of government spending is for social security. it is for medicare, medicaid. it is for helping vulnerable populations, and it is for defense. and not a lot is left over for helping middle-class families send their kids to college or to save. if you have this ceiling, this artificial cap, without taking into account the growing population and more young people going to college, you end up with a situation in which fewer people are getting help. that is why it is important for us to lift this artificial cap. it is also why it is important for us to close some of these tax loopholes going to either the very wealthy or the corporations that really don't need them because they are doing just fine and not having a problem financing their college
educations, their kids' college educations. [applause] president obama: all right. it is a young lady's turn. all right. i'm going to go with this young lady. originally, i called on her first but we got mixed up. go ahead. >> i go to roosevelt high school. hopefully, my question is not too difficult. what is your best advice for malia as she goes off to college? president obama: my best advice to malia? this is assuming she listens to my advice. [laughter] president obama: she is very much like her mother at this point. [laughter] president obama: she has got her own mind. one piece of advice i have given
her is not to stress too much about having to get into one particular college. there are a lot of good colleges and universities. it is important for everybody here to understand, you can find a college or university that gives you a great education and just because it is not some name brand, famous, fancy school does not mean you're not going to get a great education. one is, lower the stress levels in terms of having to get into one particular school. i think that is important. the second piece of advice i have is keep your grades up until you get in. after that, make sure you pass because it is important you run through the tape in your senior
year and not start feeling slack. i don't worry about that with her. she is a hard worker. the third thing is the advice i already mentioned, which is be open to new experiences when you go to college. don't go to college just to duplicate the same experience you had in high school. don't make your decision based on where my friends are going so i can do the exact same things with the same friends i did in high school. the whole point is for you to push yourself out of your comfort level, meet people you have not met before, take classes you had not thought of before.
stretch yourself because this is the time to do it when you are young. seek out new experiences because when you do that, you may discover you may think you wanted to do one thing, it may turn out you want to do something completely different and you have an amazing talent for something different but you have not been exposed to it yet. you have to know what it is that is out there, and that requires you to do some things differently than you have in high school. arne, anything you want to add? secretary duncan: particularly for seniors, please don't apply to one school. apply to five or six. it is amazing how many just apply to one school. it might be the best fit, but keep your options open. apply to a bunch of places. finally to emphasize, the goal is not to go to college. the goal is to graduate. figure out where you are going
to go and graduate. it might take you three years or five. the big thing is we need you not to just attend but to walk across the stage with a diploma in your hand. [applause] president obama: the gentleman right here. you can use my mic. >> thanks, mr. president. i am elementary school principal. one of the things we value is the diversity we have in our community. i'm curious to hear from you and secretary duncan the value you see diversity brings to a young person's education. president obama: that is a great question. how long have you been a principal? five years? that is outstanding. we are getting old, man, because i thought he was a student. [laughter]
president obama: he is not just a teacher. he is a principal. thank you for the great work you are doing. to some degree, i have already answered this question. the value of diversity is getting to know and understand people who are different from you because that is the world you will be living in and working in. it is really interesting. they have been showing through a variety of studies that people who can understand and connect with a wide range of people, that ends up being as important if not more important a skill than anything else in terms of your career success. whatever the field. it also is part of what makes our democracy work. i was having a discussion about
this earlier today. our democracy is premised on an assumption that even if somebody is not just like me, that they are a good person and a generous person, that we have things in common, and that we can work things out. and if we have a disagreement, we can have an argument based on facts and evidence. i might sometimes lose the argument. i don't persuade as many people.
that is how voting works. majorities are formed and change. that is how our democracy is supposed to work. that starts early because when you have diversity in schools, you are less likely as an adult to start thinking that person, they are not like me, or those persons don't have the same values or don't care as much about their kids. and then democracy starts breaking down because then everything is a fight to the death because there is no sense we can bridge our differences and disagree without being disagreeable and find common ground. it is not only good for your career, but it is also good for our country. the same holds true as part of diversity. studies show organizations that have women in decision-making positions function better than those who don't. [applause]
president obama: and so, seriously. if you look at corporate boards, you can correlate their performance with the number of women they have got on those boards. it also is valuable for us to make sure not only is there diversity, but that in leadership positions different voices are heard. arne, anything you want to add? so, keep it up. the young lady right there. yeah, you. i'm sorry. i will call on you first and get back to you. the mic is already there. >> hi. i am a junior here at north high
school. i have two questions. one is for my friend. he is shy. we are part of a group called upward bound, and we work through simpson college. there have been stories of our budget being cut. we want to know if the government can work with us for that. my other question is, in your professional opinion, how much is visual arts important to our school and how will you save it? [applause] president obama: ok. i will take the first -- i will take the question on visual arts. secretary duncan: it goes back to what the president talked about. it is not just upward bound at risk. it is pell grants at risk. early childhood education, folks in congress want to zero that out of the budget. we need to hold folks in
washington accountable for investing in education. we want to make sure we are getting results. there are lots of things in our budget, upward bound being a piece of it, in danger. the president fighting hard. there are some backing us. others see this as extras. it is important that your voices be heard. he cannot by himself prevent these cuts. that is not how democracy works. hold us accountable. we will continue to push hard. but we need voters voices being heard saying we need upward bound programs. we need early childhood. we need afterschool programs. we need arts. you can talk about arts as well. president obama: the arts are what make life worthwhile, right?
[applause] president obama: you know, you need food and shelter and all that good stuff. but the things that make you laugh, cry, connect, love, so much of that is communicated through the arts. i don't want our young people to think that the arts are just something you sit there passively and what's on the tv screen. i want everybody to have the experience of making art, and have the experience of making
music, because that is part of what makes for a well-rounded education. we also know young people learn better if they are not just looking at a textbook and multiple test quizzes all day long. it breaks up the monotony and gives expression to different sides of themselves. that is good for the overall educational experience. i think visual arts, music, it is all important. and we should not be depriving young people of those experiences. they are not extras. they are central to who we are. part of what makes us human is our ability to make art, to represent what is inside of us in ways that surprise and delight people. and i don't want us to start thinking that is somehow
something we can push aside. now, i want you to be able to read and be able to do algebra. but i don't know where we got the idea we have got to choose between those things. we've got to be able to do them all. it used to be standard practice. there was no debate, even in the smallest town in a poor community or a world community, there was always the art teacher and a music teacher. nobody assumed that was an extra. that was part of it, just like having a sports program was part of it. that is part of what a well-rounded education is all about.
but it does cost some money. that is something i want to emphasize. you can't do all this stuff on the cheap all the time. how many more questions? how much more time? only one? i'm going to take two. [laughter] president obama: i'm going to get to you. don't worry. i promised. it is a guy's turn. this guy right there. all right. [applause] >> alright, ok. president obama: what is your name? >> my name is marcus carter. i am a senior. out of all the schools in iowa, why did you come here? and after this, can i get a picture with you? [laughter] [applause] president obama: now, marcus,
i'm going to answer your first question. [laughter] president obama: second question, if i start taking pictures with you, look at this crowd. we would be taking a lot of selfies, so i am imposing the no selfie rule although i will try to shake as many hands as possible. we came here because some really good work is being done here. i think your teachers, principal, and the superintendent, deserve credit for the improvements made. [applause] president obama: i want arne to address this because arne
travels to schools across the country. sometimes we get so focused on what is not working that we forget to lift up what is working. and when a school is doing a good job, i'm sure the teachers feel they want to do even better, but when we have made progress, we have to acknowledge that because it makes us feel hopeful we can continue to make more strides. secretary duncan: a couple of quick things. it is not a coincidence we are here. this is a school that struggled, had some hard times. new leadership, new expectations, the president talked about technology, a better sense of culture, different ways of discipline. i think a couple of years ago, you had two a.p. classes. and now you have 15. [applause] secretary duncan: to go from two to 15 is a big deal. what i say is the students here are not seven times as smart as four years ago.
it is just higher expectations. a different belief about what is possible. we try to highlight places that have not always been successful but are moving in the right direction. no one is satisfied. you are trying to get better, but that is real progress. that is adults saying and people deserve the opportunity to take college class in high school, deserve technology. i think there are lots of lessons other schools could learn from the progress you are making at north high school. [applause] president obama: i promised i was going to call on this young lady last. go ahead. what is your name? >> my name is tonya montoya. if you legalize free two-year college, is everyone including illegal students with a good g.p.a. able to get this?
president obama: this is an important question. i know this is a debate taking place among presidential candidates. right now, the way the federal student loan programs work is that undocumented students are not eligible for these loan programs. that is how the law is currently. it is my view -- well, two things i want to say. first, if you fall in that category, you should still fill out the fafsa because states or universities or colleges may have private scholarships or other mechanisms. so it does not automatically mean you may not qualify for some benefits.
it is still important for you. that is a standard form used by everybody. but this raises the broader question i have been talking about now for a couple of years. and that is that for young people who came here, their parents may have brought them here, and they are now america'' kids by every other criteria except for a piece of paper. they may be your classmates, your friends, your neighbors. the notion that somehow we would not welcome their desire to be full-fledged parts of this community and country and to contribute and serve makes absolutely no sense. [applause]
president obama: you know, this whole anti-immigrant sentiment in our politics right now is contrary to who we are. [applause] president obama: because unless you are a native american -- [applause] president obama: your family came from someplace else. [applause] president obama: and although we are a nation of laws and we want people to follow the law, and i have been pushing congress to make sure we have strong borders and we are keeping everybody moving through legal processes, don't pretend that somehow 100 years ago the immigration process was smooth and strict. that is not how it worked.
there are a bunch of folks who came here from all over europe, all throughout asia, all throughout central america, and certainly who came from africa. it was not some orderly process where all the rules applied and everything was strict, and i came the right way. that is not how it worked. so the notion that now one generation or even four or five generations removed, that suddenly we are treating new immigrants as if they are the
problem when your grandparents were treated like the problem or your great-grandparents were treated like the problem or were considered unworthy, uneducated, uneducated, or unwashed -- no, that is not who we are. that is not who we are. we can have a legitimate debate about how to set up an immigration system that is fair and orderly and lawful. i think the people who came here illegally should have the consequences of paying a fine and getting registered, and all kinds of steps they should have to take in order to get right with the law. but when i hear folks talking as if somehow these kids are different from my kids or less worthy in the eyes of god? that somehow they are less worthy of our respect and
consideration and care? i think that is un-american. i do not believe that. i think it is wrong. [applause] president obama: and i think we should do better because that is how america was made, by us caring about all of our kids. thank you, everybody. i love you. [applause] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] debut wasn't sold under parties campaign schedule. then carly fiorina speaks in new hampshire. on the next washington journal, grover norquist on the various tax liens put forth by the republican candidates.
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debbie wasserman salt at a roundtable. she talked about the presidential primary debate schedule, and the nuclear agreement and the republican candidates. this is one hour. david cook: thank you for coming. her last visit here was in may of 2014. she was born and grew up in queens. she attended the university of florida. representative wasserman schultz: i grew up in long island. david cook: we will revisit that. helmet doing on this? she grew up in florida. representative wasserman schultz: go gators. at age 26 she became the youngest woman ever elected to the house in florida. that she never
wanted to do anything other than the in member of the legislative body. became the first jewish congresswoman elected from florida. she has held a number of leadership roles including serving as chief deputy whip. dnchas been chair of the since may 2011. she and her husband steve are the parents of three school aged children. recitation of ground rules. we are on the record. no live blogging or tweeting. give us time to listen to what our guests says. -- we will e-mail you several pictures of the session.
any questions ask do the traditional thing and send me a subtle, nonthreatening ignore. nonthreatening signal. representative wasserman schultz: i was never the house minority leader. i was the floor leader and the deputy leader but never the leader. i always wanted to be veterinarians i went to college then i decided to go into politics. again to everyone here for the opportunity to answer your questions. thank you for your understanding. if you months ago when i was originally scared to be here and it was the morning of the charleston shooting, it was not a day for politics. i appreciate you understanding
tot and allowing us reschedule for today. it is most important because i'm a member of congress. that is my first professional responsibility here it i want to comment on the impending votes on the iran agreement. probably thehrough most exhausti process i everve gone through -- i have ever gone through and reach the conclusion that the iran deal was worthy of my support and would be the most consequential and most difficult decision that i have ever made. very lengthy op-ed published in the miami herald on sunday outlining the process i went through in deciding and
going through the concerns and what led tonight is vision and trying to help my constituents how i reached it and why it is important forward. the vote is designed to be the best way to ensure that iran can never achieve their goal of getting a nuclear weapon. i concluded that the best way to do that was through moving this agreement forward. i have many conversations one on one it in group settings with the president and vice president in many intelligence briefings, independent experts in the new airfield in the economic field. most importantly, my constituents. of mytely, while many
colleagues as it does, it is not perfect. there are concerned i still have. it is critical, particularly because we will have the most that hasnt monitoring ever been negotiated to ensure 's weapons ambitions is pushed back years into the future and that we ensure that they only get the relief when it is absolutely assured that previously military detentions have been certified by the iea and making sure we have the opportunity to closely monitor that they have complied. thatcritical to make sure as we focus on ensuring that we can stop their terrorist ambitions in the sanctions are not lifted.
the world will be able to turn more closely to monitoring and stopping iran's terrorist ambitions. i'm sure we're going to talk more about more things politically oriented. i want to touch on the u of those. it is so complex. it is hard to hit everything. i am pretty well-versed in the spine no. just to turn to a couple of other things before i stop and ame your questions, i you will have questions for me about donald trump, the fact that he theinues to the soaring to top of the republican field. i do want to focus on the candidate on the other side of the aisle that i know best, jeb bush. he released the tax plan
yesterday. in his take care of the healthy wheelhouse and focus on making sure that he would cut taxes primarily for the wealthiest, most fortunate americans. he would benefit to the tune of about 800 thousand dollars. when it comes to structuring tax policies to ensure that people can reach the middle class, he basic has always said let them cake and focus on the same that havewn economic been tried and repeatedly field. when jeb bush was governor this is the tax plan he muscled through and happy and dine devotion of the republican legislature. it did because florida ended up suffering and the great recession. among the most we have the worst
reaction and creator. flash tax policy that focuses on taking this down for the wealthiest and left us and operating without a net. irresponsible while he was attempting it. out were that fear -- many called him out for that. it became reality. wishother things, it just has been called out for continuing to claim that he was governor of florida. that was not true. he picks and chooses the years in which you decide to highlight
or try to show that. thathas also been clear is as the criticizing when he was governor, most jobs created or low income jobs that immediately evaporated or disappeared as soon as the economy turned downward. the bottom line is you want leaders whether they are governors or presidents will make sure you didn't have good see peoplethat will through to the balance of their working life and help them reach the middle class. jeb bush is only focus on the wealthiest and most fortunate population in our country and in our state. he has no interest in helping people reach the middle class. there is a provision in his tax plan that capped it. that is another example, particularly when it comes to housing in florida. housing is a huge part of our
economy. , keep their homes when they had the downturn. then they touched on the debate. mexico we traveling to california to attend the next republican debate. it will be a really important opportunity. to draw up a contract between our candidates in their message of making sure that people can cornerstones of middle-class life, access to sured health-care, making that if you work hard and play by the rules you will have the opportunity to, making sure you have a good, strong roof over your head and they will get equal pay for the war.
that you have a secure retirement. is damage do her rent to any of these cornerstones. forward to our six debate. there is a lot of enthusiasm about this. it will be moderated by james packer. this will be in las vegas. we are looking forward to it. david cook: we have a great seat over here. let me talk on the debates. a number of candidates you will not unhappy with the debate that will. i -- schedule. i'm wondering if you are considering to plan to add
additional debate? where does that stand? representative wasserman schultz: we are thrilled we have so much enthusiasm and interest. fixed debates in the number of other ones. we had an opportunity. i know there are about at least half a dozen more that are scheduled or pending. there are many opportunities for candidates to act with voters and we expect they will have an opportunity to participate in many different ways. especially with the early states that that a premium on the retail nature of campaigning for theident, they had to kick tires. making sure our candidates have the time to engage is critically important. we will have a six debate
schedule. the new hampshire democratic party has all of candidates scheduled here on september 19 at their convention. the florida democratic party has a can engine later in the year. leadership woman's form in which all the candidates have been invited. there are many opportunities for them to interact with voters. we feel they are enthusiastic about it. we will be continuing with the schedule. david cook: how serious is the damage done to relations between the united states and israel and if others did?hu there has been a lot of talk about that. representative wasserman schultz: i'm the first jewish woman to represent florida in congress. i consider myself to be not only strongly pro-israel but support
personall is a deeply issue for me and import into my constituents. i'm confident despite this difference of opinion, when you have a death of friendship and the kind of intricate important, intertwined relationship they have had and will always have, i placethis is a difficult in the hiss three of us in the u.s./-- in the history of u.s./israel relationship. we will get through this new matter who the leader is. republicans or the crowd have been committed -- democrats have been committed to ensuring that israel's existence continues forever and ever. david cook: do you feel you will y a price in register?
representative wasserman schultz: i have a belief that you show the process you went through for making difficult decisions. you face them. you treat them with the respect they deserve. then every two years i'm an opportunity to have them weigh in on the job they think i am doing. i've never been afraid to go through that process. i'm really looking forward to not only continuing to serve my but running for reelection until i can earn their confidence. david cook: we're going to go to thers.rown and o i am blanking on the lady from cnn and i apologize. >> i am sure you were very close
ly, you have an up close view on that. you work closely with mr. lo lujan. what is being done differently? what do you think a sustainable? representative wasserman schultz: as far as soul-searching, i have been searching our broader just broader review that needs to be shown to make sure we are in midterm elections as well. we have seen that we are able in the country supports our party's agenda. we won last five out of the six presidential elections. the confidence of america's voters. in midterm elections there is
not the same consistency in turn come to the polls. we had work to do. we have been going there and the valuation of the national party. did a comprehensive review. we continue to afford to address some of those things, particularly in strengthening parties in making sure we raise the four on the professionalism. you want to be able to consistently rely as a candidate on the ability of the party t quarterback the campaigns. a statewide or presidential campaign will feel and they have to come in
stand up on completely separate operations. point and areture we cast affected. on the house, the teacher will dccc are taking a look to focus on candidate prevent. resources have been less of a problem. we are dealing with a dynamic in that we have to factor the infusion of dark money in spite of the fact that a candidate, despite gaining and out for raising these republican components. outsidell get drowned super pack money.
we believe that changing the process to a more transparent one that would be more fair is important. onmessaging and focusing making sure that there is a more that reachesld voters in a more retail way that , we're working very hard with the other committees. on the obama e-mail list. wehave the obama data and are able to develop tools. they are able to take these tools and make that data in digital tools available. these are the same things they are looking for. seats ine will pick up this election cycle.
i think it will be an election cycle that democrats will do well. chuck.ook: >> [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, > why do think senator sanders is doing so well? one of the reasons is consternation and unease about hillary clinton. can you adjust that? rep. wasserman schultz: i want to be careful because i am the party chair and i have to function neutrally. i tried to literally adhere to that. it is not that appropriate for me to comment specifically on why one candidate would be doing better than another candidate, but i will say that i think the crowd bernie sanders is isracting and the enthusiasm one example of the importance
that voters place on a message that says "i want to make sure as president that you have an success, makingix fe sure you have access to quality health care, a secure retirement you can count on." that is a message that resonates. it is one that voters are yearning for. doing a great is job in so many different venues. he has been reaching people in a special way and touching people. we think it is fantastic. it is good for the democratic party and our eventual nominee whoever that is. david cook: politico. >> you said you are going to be xed debates. to the chairs disagreed with that. they said it was a mistake.
first the possibility of lifting the potential sanctions against candidate to participate in other debate. and about the internal process you came to. while taking this on privately? did they not get a say? rep. wasserman schultz: as you saw, we have a variety of opinions across our party about a-z about howfrom this presidential campaign should unfold. that is the ddi of death beauty of -- that is the beauty of our party, a wide writing of opinion. a numberll this from of election cycles and taking a look at the president that have been set right other national fixed debates have
been sanctions in previous cycles where we had a primary without an incumbent president. in 2004 and 2008. one of the aims and consulting previous party chairs is that it was very important for the national party. i got some good guidance that we the sure that we not let debate process gets out of control. in 2008 there is something like 28 debates. debates think that 26 was helpful. it was important for the .andidates it is labor-intensive to prevent for debates. a responsive -- responsible candidate has to devote personal time and resources to get
.repared because of this window we are in where you have the early states, it is important to make sure we keep those pacific candidates with a schedule that allows them to really engage in the process. done,he republicans have they also have a stationed debate process with an exclusivity rule. it was one that both parties --it is mybelieve job to manage neutrally. iis was a decision that
reached that i consulted with many people including our officers. decided this was the best way to approach it coupled with candidate forums and other venues. others have been open to more debates. i do not think they are opposed to that. is it any disability on changing threats?er of these we areookrep. wasserman schult: looking forward to the candidate are dissipating in those debates. we encourage other organizations to host forums and give people an opportunity to look at our candidate and hear from them.
process indebate which they will be limited to participating in those debates and will have opportunities. johnny from the hill. the republican national committee has outraised something like 20 million this cycle. can you talk about the disparity there? what is the cause for the? they're are talking about using their money to build out an early ground game. is it going to have an advantage heading into 2000 team? i'm wasserman schultz: confident we will have the resources we need to support our
that ise to make sure the case. i do not measure our progress by comparing what we raised to the rnc. they haveht imagine, a different method and type of fundraising. they are quite reliant on their packmely wealthy, super oriented donors. much of their focus is on the high end of donor. ours are much more grassroots. donor, in average cannot move or the size no. we will have the resources we need to sit or dark candidate. that is something else that is important. i have a party i have to run. alsoe to make sure that i get the party ready to support
our eventual nominee. we just had great news. we reached a joint fundraising agreement with secretary clinton's campaign. we are negotiating a similar agreement with bernie sanders campaign. we look for to doing that with our other candidates. it will help ring resources into the hearty. we just had the obama e-mail list transfer to our ownership. i think everybody here is the layer to the kind of resources generates. i am not at all concerned. if you look over the previous cycle there were a number of months that we beat the republicans. that is not how we measure our success.
>> to you will not revisit the number of six. sixd cookrep. wasserman schult: actual debates. >> larry left that has declared his kinsey. do you consider him a major party candidate, someone who should be included? the wasserman schultz: threshold is that six weeks before the debate you have to achieve 1% in the polls and three national polls eared he has not met that threshold. i am not expecting that he will be able to participate in the first debate. martin o'malley accused you of rigging the primary process. you said you try to remain neutral and he said you are rigging it to hillary clinton. what do you say? rep. wasserman schultz: a few days ago the drudge report
suggested that i delayed our first debate to mid october because i'm in the tank with joe biden. every day someone is going to say something about my intention. i have a party to run. i have to make sure that we are getting ready to make sure that the party is prepared to support our eventual nominee and at the same time manage a neutral primary nominating context which i'm going to do. i will make decisions that will make some people happy and some people not happy. i cannot worry about that. i have to do it i think is best for the eventual election. >> can you respond to that charge? rep. wasserman schultz: i did. david cook: jonathan. >> i want to talk to you about this.
i'm glad he didn't become a veterinarian. are you surprised he is doing so well schumer what you to read that to -- well? what do you attribute that to? rep. wasserman schultz: his extremism is basically holding a mirror up to the republican party of today. reflecting for all the world to see where the republican party really is today. he started his campaign by accusing mexicans being killers and rapists. not been damaged by the myriad of insults that he hurls. the rest of the republican field has rushed headlong to agree with him and to try to outdo him. jeb bush use able group term that donald trump had previously
.sed about immigrant jeb bush suggested that we should spend less on women's health care. we should defund planned parenthood and he is doubled down repeatedly because he sees that the republican party voter is a strangled by their right-wing extremists. them, whether it has been him or marco rubio are comprehensive reform bills through the senate and the cannot run away from it fast no,gh when he realized "oh the tea party base that will ."ve me the nomination
the last thing voters want to do is select chicken that their finger in the wind and seems way they cannot turn tail and run. the guy is a 32% today. --is not from you to comment for me to comment on whether they can win the nomination. he appears to have had some sustained support and has built on that support by being more and more extreme. this is notn that have an endpoint very soon, but to sit at theng republicans calling him out on
the extreme things and having the nerve and the boldness and the courage to call him out on some of the horrendous things he says, they are raising their too.""me sin it is going to draw a strong partiesion between our appeared we are making sure that people can have access to affordable health care and not a voucher system like jeb bush said. aboutndidate are talking the issues that matter to people so that they can have confidence in their future. \ david cook: jamie from the daily caller. what do you think of the difference between a democrat and a socialist is? willwasserman schultz: i
give you the same answer. the important distinction is going to be difference between republicans and democrats. that is what voters are going to kick the tires about. democrats, no matter which one of our candidate, are talking about the bread and butter middle-class issues that will appeal to voters so they know they have the candidate that will make sure they can build the cornerstones of a middle-class life and a stronger over their head, quality, affordable health care, have a ys injob that pa living wage. republicans are trying to out-right-wing each other. jeb bush believes we should go back to trickle-down economic policies that got us into the since theomic crisis
great depression in the first place. we are at a seven year low in our unemployment. that contrast is what is important. that is the contrast that i will continue to talk about. the distinction that is important to talk about in a presidential campaign is that it is between democrats and republicans. david cook: financial times. >> how much it dominant do you think hillary clinton's e-mail scandals doing to the democratic party? rep. wasserman schultz: i think campaign,clinton's bernie sanders campaign, martin o'malley's, our focus on the issues that matter to voters. focused on the issues that matter to voters. polling does not matter very much right now. i have said that many times.
nc chair.ng as the d we're at the point where voters are going to start looking more closely at presidential campaigns. they're going to be listening for the issues that matter to them, that will help them decide who they are going to cast their vote for. >> the e-mail scandals are the in issue already. do you know that? is it a clinton problem? rep. wasserman schultz: the issues that matter the most to voters are those that are focused to improving their daily life. david cook: tom was cnn. >> if you could wave your magic wand which of the candidates would you want your nominees running against the most and which would you fear the most? rep. wasserman schultz: it is not much matter. they are all the same. they are on the other side of the aisle. they are all busy trying to -wing one another.
they are all supported of trickle-down economics. they are all supported repealing the affordable care act. none of them support the paper equal work so women can get the same pay for doing the same work. none of them support comprehensive immigration reform. they are all focused on trying to turn medicare into a voucher system or ended as we know it. i could talk confidence people have and they are retirement. does not really matter right now. anyone of them would be a start contrast to our candidate. david cook: bloomberg. did anybody from aipac threatened to support your challenger or withdraw their support for you or are you
worried there were democrats were going to be voting with the president to a targeted in the next election cycle by pro-israel super packs or others? rep. wasserman schultz: nobody directlyor anywhere threatened me. do you mean directly like said you vote this way and there's going to be political repercussions?" >> did anyone say we have had a relationship or 20 years but we like what we don't know you anymore? rep. wasserman schultz: nothing like that here to there have been rallies outside my offices. things people who scream or say sherational is going down if she does x. so there are grown-ups in aipac. rep. wasserman schultz: no grown-ups threaten me directly.
every member i know on the democrat side has gone through a very careful and deliberative process and taken this very seriously. they have not seen the political ramifications. they want to make sure that the boat is one of the mix of least likely that they can get anything with them. this is not a no-brainer to this is a close, tough decision that each person who has made a decision on how they are going was as anxiety
ridden as i was. what i do find it discussed in is the criticism that there had been in the aftermath of some people's votes, there has been not the threat that you d that the suggestion that people support the deal are somehow anti-somatic or if htey their the deal that loyalty to america has been questioned. those are outrageous accusations. they degrade the character and quality that i in many of my colleagues of gone through. what i do find incredibly disappointing if the republicans who now apparently are all in lockstep opposed to the i was a close to a
majority of my republican on the other side of the aisle came out -- [beeping] david cook: sorry. a ship is going down. rep. wasserman schultz: came down and lightning speed within hours of the agreements being an ounce. chance that they came out against it without reading or deliberating. this is the most complex, difficult decision i had to make in 23 years that we wired a very process thorough to review and see whether the concerns, which ones were justified and which ones had answers to them. the republicans made this eir goal, i doth not believe many of the , a lot of those people cannot even find israel on a map.
suddenly there israel's best friend. dnco you as the head of the , do you worry there are some democrats who will be targeted by pro-israel money because of this vote? rep. wasserman schultz: no. worry because i think each member had to reach their own decisions and the politics could play into any member's decision. >> maybe i missed it. you did not specifically say whether it is possible that you might decide to change the approach. i get that. rep. wasserman schultz: we're not changing the process, we are having 6 debates. inare having 6 debates candidate will be uninvited if
they accept an invitation to debate outside of these sanctioned debates. we are encouraging at least a dozen forms which they had opportunity to participate. many sponsors by our own state parties. many are sponsoring the leadership forum. we are encouraging other forums that are not in the debate or not. in the u.k. this weekend the labour party is about to elect a new leader. it looks like it will be someone way to the left of bernie sanders. one is to get your view on whether you think there's something going on in democratic politics that the mainstream is being rejected and the people who are offering something that is far from the normal mainstream are suddenly
rep. wasserman schultz: i think that, when you have been through the worst economic crisis the world has seen since the depression, it was not just america that went through an economic downturn, the entire world did. in some cases, other countries intointo any for -- went an even deeper dive than we did for the i think it shakes people's confidence in the future to their core. even while we have then through the hardships we have here in america, i think there is a tremendous amount of confidence in the ground people are standing on, even from one year ago. when you have faced losing your house, when you have lost your house, when you have lost your job, when you have candidates on the republican side might get