President Obama told students at Benjamin Banneker Academic High School in Washington, D.C. that America needs their ideas and passion immediately, "we need your generation to bring us back to the top. If we do that, you guys will have a brighter future. And so will America."
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U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a back-to-school speech at Benjamin Banneker Academic High School in Washington, DC, on September 28, 2011. UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg
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