Michelle Obama Visits ‘106 & Park’ To Talk Higher Education And President Obama’s ‘North Star’ Goal


Stacy-Ann Ellis | November 19, 2013 - 1:44 am

Today, First Lady Michelle Obama brought her words of wisdom and encouragement to BET’s “106 & Park.” She sat down with show hosts Bow Wow and Keshia Chanté to speak about her personal and her family’s stance on education.

“So many young people just get into the grades and checking the boxes of the things they think they’re supposed to do, but there’s also a value in learning how to love to learn,” she said. “I want my girls to be lifelong learners, but I also don’t want them to take anything for granted.”

The FLOTUS also hinted that she wants her girls to get it in their minds to go away for college. “I’ve been talking to my kids about college and getting them to think about how much fun it’s going to be and getting excited about the possibility of living on a campus with other young people,” she continued. “I don’t want them staying at home up under me.”

During her visit, she also addressed her husband’s “North Star” Goal, which aims to see America have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world by 2020. The hour-long episode will air tomorrow (Tues.) evening at 6 p.m. on BET.

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