Obama: ‘If You Think Education Is Expensive, Wait Until You See How Much Ignorance Costs in the 21st Century.’ (Video)
Ignorance has cost us around $16.8 trillion dollars and a community organizer as president.
We couldn’t do much worse, could we?
Barack Obama told his low-information crowd of supporters today in Illinois,
“If you think education is expensive, wait until you see how much ignorance costs in the 21st century.”
Business Insider posted the transcript:
If you think education is expensive, wait until you see how much ignorance costs in the 21st century. If we don’t make this investment, we’ll put our kids, our workers, and our country at a competitive disadvantage for decades. So we must begin in the earliest years. That’s why I’ll keep pushing to make high-quality preschool available to every four year-old in America – not just because we know it works for our kids, but because it provides a vital support system for working parents. I’ll also take action to spur innovation in our schools that don’t require Congress. Today, for example, federal agencies are moving on my plan to connect 99% of America’s students to high-speed internet over the next five years. And we’ve begun meeting with business leaders, tech entrepreneurs, and innovative educators to identify the best ideas for redesigning our high schools so that they teach the skills required for a high-tech economy.
Here’s the president today at Knox College in Illinois.