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Obama says graduation rates are high, students need to vote

Monday, October 17, 2016 - 01:23

''We recently learned that America's high school graduation rate went up to 83 percent,'' Obama told students at a Washington, DC high school, adding that more needs to be done for the education system and 18-year-olds should vote for politicians to represent them. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: U.S. President Barack Obama makes remarks on America's education system at Benjamin Banneker Academic High School in Washington, D.C. on Monday (October 17). The president was welcomed by loud applause and smartphones in the air to take pictures. "I know you've been waiting here awhile. Good thing you all had your phones with you," joked Obama. "We recently learned that America's high school graduation rate went up to 83 percent which is the highest on record," Obama said. "But... we've still got more work to do... part of the reason tuition is going up is because state's aren't putting as much money into state education- universities, community colleges- as they used to. That's why if you're 18 by the way, you've got to vote to make sure that the folks who represent you actually are delivering," the president said. Clinton leads Trump in national opinion polls and is also ahead in the race to win the Electoral College, the tally of wins from states that decides the White House election. After a brutal week for Trump, Clinton maintained a substantial projected advantage in the Electoral College race, according to the latest results from the Reuters/Ipsos States of the Nation project released on Saturday.

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Obama says graduation rates are high, students need to vote

Monday, October 17, 2016 - 01:23