The First Lady will be featured in the November 2009 issue of U.S. News & World Report. Mrs. Obama penned a commentary on the U.S. education system in the issue. Here’s a snippet:
This is a busy time of year in the Obama household. Like so many parents all across this country, I watch with a mixture of pride and anxiety as my daughters stuff their backpacks, kiss me goodbye, and move ahead in another new school year without so much as a backwards glance.
We need parents to do their with leadership at home. We need to set limits and turn off the TV; we need to put away those video games and make sure that homework gets done. We need to reinforce the example that’s being set and the lessons being taught at school and make sure that learning continues at home."