DENVER, Aug. 28 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The following is a transcript of a speech, as prepared for delivery, by Teresa Brito-Asenap at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday, August 28, 2008:
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Scheduled for delivery: August 28, 2008 – 7:00-8:00 pm MT
Democratic National Convention
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Remarks as Prepared for Delivery
Buenas noches, good evening.
I am Teresa Brito-Asenap from Albuquerque, New Mexico. The first nine years of my life my grandparents worked with me to study and learn. They always talked about the importance of education. But it was not until third grade that I realized that mi abuelita, my grandmother, could neither read nor write.
But because of them, today I hold a doctorate in education. I owe them and my parents everything. Strong families raise strong students. All they need are world-class schools and dedicated teachers. Yet because of George W. Bush and John McCain, our schools don’t have the resources they need to meet the high standards of No Child Left Behind.
We don’t need four more years of the same. We need to turn the page and put our kids at the head of the class. Barack Obama will invest $10 billion a year in early education funding and give any student who wants to go to college a $4,000 tax credit. That’s the change we need and the change Barack Obama will bring as president of the United States.
Arriba y adelante – si se puede!