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16 kids show up to meet Obama

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Politics,Beltway Confidential,Michal Conger

Sixteen preschool students showed up to College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center in Decatur, Ga. this afternoon to meet with President Obama. The president visited the school to plug his new plan to make preschool available to low-income children.

The school is on spring break this week, but about 75 percent of the preschoolers were expected to show up, Atlanta’s WSB Radio reported earlier.

A few of the 4 and 5 year old students played with the president, and during the photo, asked him questions.

“Are you our teacher?” one boy said, according to the pool report.

“I saw you on TV,” another child told him.

A few minutes later, though, the kids seemed to lose interest. One group of boys were so engrossed in their video screen they had to be reminded to interact with the president.

After his classroom visit, Obama spoke at the Decatur Community Recreation Center to promote his plan for “high-quality preschool for every child,” which he first mentioned in his State of the Union speech.

 

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