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In New Push, Michelle Obama Focuses On Higher Education

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November 12, 2013 AT 3:20 PM
First Lady Michelle Obama is advocating for a new goal: getting more kids to pursue higher education. During remarks at the Bell Multicultural High School in Washington, D.C.. Mrs. Obama decried America’s decline in worldwide college graduation rates and told students that she had to overcome “negativity” to achieve her own educational goals. "I want you to know that my story can be your story,” said Obama – a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School.