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No Child Left Behind

Michelle Obama talked about her parents, who sent two kids to Princeton.

Most folks are like her parents: "They don't want much," she said.

But they want to be able to make a decent living and they want they're kids to have access to quality schools, she said.

"They want to know that they can help the next generation to do things that they could only dream of," she said.

But solid jobs are disappearing.

"That life has become virtually out of reach," she said.

She said the No Child Left Behind Act has been a failure.

"There is more to education than a score on a test and we all know that," she said.

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