Obama: "countries Who Out-educate Us Today Will Out-compete Us Tomorrow"

In his weekly address to the nation, U.S. President Obama stressed the need for raising the standards of education system. Obama said the students in U.S. are sliding against their peers around the globe.

"countries who out-educate us today will out-compete us tomorrow. Businesses will hire wherever the highly-skilled, highly-trained workers are located".

In U.S, as many as a quarter of students aren't even finishing high school. The nation has fallen to 16th in the proportion of young people with a college degree.

Obama said the nation has an obligation to make sure that all children have the resources they need to learn.

"That's why the jobs bill I sent to Congress would put tens of thousands of teachers back to work across the country, and modernize at least 35,000 schools. And Congress should pass that bill right now", President said.

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