President Barack Obama spoke to the nation’s students, teachers and parents in the second back-to-school speech of his presidency. The speech focused on the importance of staying in school and working hard to realize dreams.
It also touched in celebrating diversity and encouraged students to try to see themselves in others.
Did this speech hit the mark? Is this the message kids, teachers and parents needed to hear?
Mike Reily and Greg Clark are teachers and also parents. They watched the president’s speech in the teacher’s conference room at John Burroughs High School in Burbank, California.
CNN’s Jim Roope watched with them and the three had a conversation about its message.