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The president instead challenged the children of America to "read challenging books."
"This is a challenge I take personally, and to all you young people, now that you’re heading back to school, your education is something you have to take personally, also. It’s up to you to push yourself; to take hard classes and read challenging books,” he said.
The president continued “As long as college costs keep rising, we can’t just keep throwing money at the problem – colleges have to do their part to bring down costs as well,” Obama said.
He added, “That’s why we proposed a plan to tie federal financial aid to a college’s performance, and create a new college scorecard so that students and parents can see which schools provide the biggest bang for your buck.” and he added “more money goes to students instead of big banks.”
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