President Obama Visits Henninger High School in Syracuse, New York

On Thursday, August 22nd President Barack Obama delivered remarks at Henninger High School. The President discussed the importance of ensuring that every American has the opportunity to achieve a quality education by reducing cost and improving the value of higher education for middle-class students and their families.

The auditorium was filled to capacity with an enthusiastic crowd. This trip was part of the president’s road show promoting his education initiatives. However, Syria and other issues pushed Obama’s agenda from the headlines.

According to Superintendent Sharon L. Contreras, “It is a tremendous honor that the President of the United States has included the Syracuse City School District on his bus tour through New York and Pennsylvania. We are both proud and humbled that Henninger High School will be one of the sites at which President Obama will discuss the importance of ensuring that every American has the opportunity to achieve a quality education by reducing cost and improving the value of higher education for middle-class students and their families. The Syracuse City School District is committed to making sure that every student receives a high quality education that prepares them for success in college and career, allowing them to live the American dream.”