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Sat Mar 8, 2014, 05:57 PM

Pic of the Week?..


Photo of the Week? @petesouza: A young student uses a stethoscope on President Obama at Powell Elementary School in DC

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@WhiteHouse: President Obama’s #budget invests in his vision of giving every 4-year-old in America access to quality preschool.



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Early Education and Care Prioritized in President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Proposal

On Tuesday, President Obama released his fiscal year 2015 budget proposal, calling once again for significant new and ongoing investments in high-quality early education and care. The proposal closely mirrored his 2014 budget proposal for preschool. [Congress did not fund that proposal in full, but did include funding increases for early education in the final FY14 budget].

MORE~
http://eyeonearlyeducation.com/2014/03/06/early-education-and-care-prioritized-in-president-obamas-fiscal-year-2015-budget-proposal/

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Reply Pic of the Week?.. (Original post)
Cha Mar 2014 OP
longship Mar 2014 #1
Cha Mar 2014 #2
Botany Mar 2014 #4
Cha Mar 2014 #5
Botany Mar 2014 #9
Cha Mar 2014 #11
Botany Mar 2014 #13
Cha Mar 2014 #15
KauaiK Mar 2014 #3
Cha Mar 2014 #6
lamp_shade Mar 2014 #7
Cha Mar 2014 #8
Aristus Mar 2014 #10
Cha Mar 2014 #12
Kahuna Mar 2014 #14
Cha Mar 2014 #16
Whisp Mar 2014 #35
JI7 Mar 2014 #17
Cha Mar 2014 #18
mcar Mar 2014 #19
Cha Mar 2014 #20
sheshe2 Mar 2014 #21
Cha Mar 2014 #22
sheshe2 Mar 2014 #23
Cha Mar 2014 #24
IrishAyes Mar 2014 #27
Tarheel_Dem Mar 2014 #25
Cha Mar 2014 #26
Historic NY Mar 2014 #28
Cha Mar 2014 #30
silverweb Mar 2014 #29
Cha Mar 2014 #31
silverweb Mar 2014 #32
Cha Mar 2014 #33
silverweb Mar 2014 #34

Response to Cha (Original post)

Sat Mar 8, 2014, 06:05 PM

1. Souza is as much of a treasure as PBO.

He captures President Obama at those great moments. But I have a feeling that he's working in a target rich environment.

Barack Obama has charisma = 18.

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Response to longship (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 8, 2014, 06:12 PM

2. I've never seen such a "target rich environment",

longship.. Glowing from the inside out!


President Barack Obama gets a hand standing up after sitting on the floor with 3- and 4-year old students in a pre-kindergarten class at Powell Elementary School

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Response to Cha (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 8, 2014, 06:47 PM

4. His next job .... school teacher

What class and grace besides he seems like a big kid @ heart.

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Response to Botany (Reply #4)

Sat Mar 8, 2014, 06:50 PM

5. A Natural born teacher, Botany.. he

does seem like a big kid with a lotta heart.

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Response to Cha (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 8, 2014, 07:04 PM

9. I would make him a gym teacher or maybe even a principal

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The one thing I have noticed is that although he is the most powerful man in the world
he almost always bends over or kneels to look a child in the face. You can not fake
being nice.

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Response to Botany (Reply #9)

Sat Mar 8, 2014, 07:11 PM

11. the pics telling a thousand words are

endless! Thank you, Botany~

Before Pete Souza came on the scene..



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Response to Cha (Reply #11)

Sat Mar 8, 2014, 08:03 PM

13. This is the one that gets me

Her arms didn't work so well and she could not stand so the President kneeled down and reached out
to her to hold her hand/ I can understand being from a different point of view but god damn all those bastards
who talk all that crap about Obama because in the end he is really a nice man.


President Barack Obama greets Haley Klepper in the East Room of the White House, July 18, 2012, during a ceremony for the 2012 NCAA Women’s Basketball Champion Baylor Bears. The President mentioned Haley during his remarks. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)




<Among those on hand for the event was Haley Klepper -- a ten year old girl from Waco, Texas with a rare disorder -- who through the course of the season became an unofficial part of the Baylor team.

President Obama made a point to pause and acknowledge Haley, saying: "[When] the team found out about Haley and all the stuff that she goes through every day, and she’s such a brave little girl, they immediately took her under their wing. So she has her own spot reserved in the Baylor locker room, and -- she’s a pretty big fan.">

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/07/19/celebrating-perfection-baylor-lady-bears

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Response to Botany (Reply #13)

Sat Mar 8, 2014, 08:18 PM

15. That's a wonderful photo that

says so much.. bless Haley Klepper's heart.

Mahalo for herstory~

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sat Mar 8, 2014, 06:46 PM

3. Compare & Contrast with W reading a children's book upside-down

No comparison....

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Response to KauaiK (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 8, 2014, 06:51 PM

6. The difference between

trying to fake it and being the real deal.

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sat Mar 8, 2014, 06:55 PM

7. That first picture just makes me feel all squishy and goosebumpy.

Know what I mean?

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Response to lamp_shade (Reply #7)

Sat Mar 8, 2014, 07:02 PM

8. Yes.

that's why I just had to post it and build a story around it.

lamp_shade~

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sat Mar 8, 2014, 07:10 PM

10. Do I have to say it again?

Tickled to death to have him as our President!

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Response to Aristus (Reply #10)

Sat Mar 8, 2014, 07:14 PM

12. Yes you do, Aristus!

What's not to love?

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sat Mar 8, 2014, 08:08 PM

14. The kids love the Prez..And the prez loves the kids...

I'm gettin' verklempt over here...

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Response to Kahuna (Reply #14)

Sat Mar 8, 2014, 08:20 PM

16. Welcome to

Verklemptville, Kahuna!

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Response to Kahuna (Reply #14)

Sun Mar 9, 2014, 08:48 PM

35. me too. I got tears...

 



It's so nice to be here in the BOG with people that see the President in the same way I see him. He is such a wonderful human bean.

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sat Mar 8, 2014, 09:26 PM

17. love it

there is a reason he has so much support among young people.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #17)

Sat Mar 8, 2014, 10:14 PM

18. Those are two little peas

in a pod.

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sat Mar 8, 2014, 10:37 PM

19. Love it

Just love it.

I don't think I've ever seen a bad photo of President or Mrs. Obama with children. Their warmth and empathy is so evident.

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Response to mcar (Reply #19)

Sat Mar 8, 2014, 10:49 PM

20. It's quite a record President Obama has going, mcar..

Which makes me want to post another..



mcar~

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sat Mar 8, 2014, 11:12 PM

21. Home in time to give this it's 25th KnR!

The pictures and video are priceless, Cha!

And~
@WhiteHouse: President Obama’s #budget invests in his vision of giving every 4-year-old in America access to quality preschool.


For what he wants to do with quality preschool? It will be a gift that keeps on giving. For the children Cha. His gift to them and their future.

Beautiful, as is your OP. Thank you!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #21)

Sat Mar 8, 2014, 11:51 PM

22. Good Timing,she!

Last edited Sun Mar 9, 2014, 12:46 AM - Edit history (1)

Last year..

Feb 14, 2013 7:30pm

Preschool For All: President Obama’s Pipe Dream or Possibility?

ATLANTA - President Obama’s goal of guaranteed preschool education for every American 4-year-old is arguably the boldest proposal of his second term — a sweeping expansion of the nation’s taxpayer-funded public school system, bigger than anything in a generation.

It would also be expensive — by one estimate, costing $10.5 billion a year. In Georgia, where universal pre-K access is already the goal, officials put the annual cost at $10,000 per child.

But today Obama argued here that a sea change in expert thinking about pre-primary education shows that the investment is worthwhile and overdue, promising social and economic benefits for years to come.

“This is not babysitting,” Obama said at an event at a suburban recreation center to promote his plan.


MORE..

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/02/preschool-for-all-president-obamas-pipe-dream-or-possibility/



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Response to Cha (Reply #22)

Sun Mar 9, 2014, 12:04 AM

23. No it is not baby sitting.

It's about children learning to interact with others. It will help to broaden their awareness and help build their self esteem. It will help them prepare for school. In the end it will help them prepare for their future.

Cha

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #23)

Sun Mar 9, 2014, 12:47 AM

24. Well said, she~!

sheshe~

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #23)

Sun Mar 9, 2014, 08:47 AM

27. I've known of kindergarten teachers saying they can tell w/o checking records

which of their kids had preschool. My son was an only, so I put him in preschool for socialization as much as anything else. I don't remember exactly when, but it was first grade or earlier when a little girl got off the bus at his stop, and he brought her to me and announced that they were going to get married. I said fine, welcomed her to the family, and wondered if maybe we should let her parents know? Got her home safely, but they didn't want to part. Puppy love is a great gift to be cherished, not laughed about. I get furious with so-called adults who ridicule kids. That's why I can't stand Jimmy Kimmel and his Halloween prank. Imagine lying to a child and laughing when they cry - it's evil.

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sun Mar 9, 2014, 01:12 AM

25. I love seeing our Prez with the kiddies. That's why he has an 85% approval among Lib Dems.

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Response to Tarheel_Dem (Reply #25)

Sun Mar 9, 2014, 01:14 AM

26. Yes.. it's the

kids, Tarheel_Dem.. People know he has our Future in Mind.

Mahalo~

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sun Mar 9, 2014, 08:56 AM

28. President cultivates future voters.....

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #28)

Sun Mar 9, 2014, 05:03 PM

30. Hearts and minds~

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sun Mar 9, 2014, 11:33 AM

29. kick

I love this man. Back in hospital overnight, but grinning for this thread and grateful for my tablet that I didn't miss it. Thanks, cha.



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Response to silverweb (Reply #29)

Sun Mar 9, 2014, 05:06 PM

31. Mahalo silverweb~

I didn't know you were doing hospital stints.. what's happening with you, sweetie?

You're welcome, silverweb~ Yes I imagine tablets would be very handy!

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Response to Cha (Reply #31)

Sun Mar 9, 2014, 06:06 PM

32. nothing serious, just annoying.

I had routine surgery 3 weeks ago and then developed pain & abnormal labs, so they readmitted me for a bunch of tests to figure out why. Will hopefully be home tomorrow. Meanwhile, love my Nook.

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Response to silverweb (Reply #32)

Sun Mar 9, 2014, 06:22 PM

33. ..

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Response to Cha (Reply #33)

Sun Mar 9, 2014, 07:47 PM

34. thanks...


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