On Tuesday, President Barack Obama pushed for at least $750 million in targeted funds in his $3.9 trillion 2015 budget to lay the foundation for universal preschool programs. Obama spoke at a D.C. elementary school that participates in a pre-kindergarten program.
This 1979 photo provided by The Oahuan, the yearbook of Punahou School, shows Barack Obama in his senior picture at the Punahou School in Honolulu. Obama lived in Honolulu for most of his youth and graduated from the prestigious private school.
Barack ObamaIt's Barack Obama posing for his 1979 senior portrait at Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii, where Mr. President did well in school and graduated with honors. Only one of three black students enrolled at the high school, Obama said he became aware of racism while he was there: "I went to the bathroom and stood in front of the mirror with all my senses and limbs seemingly intact, looking the way I had always looked, and wondered if something was wrong with me."
President Obama speaks with graduating seniors and their parents on May 4 at Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, Va., during a roundtable discussion on the interest rates of federally subsidized student loans. Without congressional intervention, student-loan interest rates are set to double on July 1.