Posted by Phil Riggan - email
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - President Obama is reaching out to America's school children today, in a speech that has touched off a national controversy.
"Pay attention to those teachers; Unless you listen to your parents, grandparents and other adults; and put in the hard work it takes to succeed," Obama said in the address.
The speech was fed live into some classrooms, on tape in others -- and some didn't play it at all. Though there was a political dustup -- the speech was about hitting the books and getting ahead.
Our education expert Dr. Bill Bosher joined NBC12 to talk about the message -- that even some conservatives are backing.
See the video at right to see the interview with Dr. Bosher.