Obama's Speech was hopeful last night. The part that stood out to me what the part on parent's responsibility.
The 52-minute speech was interrupted 50 times by applause. Here was one of the quotations that brought Congress to their feet:
"In the end there is no program or policy that can substitute for a parent ... for a mother or father who can attend those parent-teacher conferences, or help with homework, or turn off the TV, put away the video games, read to their child. I speak to you not just as a president but as a father when I say that responsibility for our children's education must begin at home. That is not a Democratic issue or a Republican issue -- that's an American issue."
I always believed this. I'm glad President Obama said it. Now let's get to work!