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roughly 350 employees who gathered for the event cheered, applauded,
and used cellphone cameras to take pictures of the first lady.
Michelle Obama focuses on schools Boston.com
a product of your work," she said, noting that she attended Chicago's
public schools. "I wouldn't be here if it weren't for the public schools that nurtured
me and helped me along.
let me tell you that you couldn't be luckier than to have as your
leader this guy by the name of Arne Duncan. (Applause.) Barack and I,
my brother, my family, we've known Arne for a very long time, and we've
seen his growth, his leadership develop over the years. And he is
someone who is committed, hardworking, passionate."
rallies education department staffers CNN.com
one of her first public speaking events as first lady, Michelle Obama
told employees at the federal Department of Education on Monday to
"roll up (their) sleeves" and prepare for "hard work" as the new
administration seeks to expand education funding in the face of the
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