November 18, 2009
It’s clear that neither POTUS or FLOTUS can make any remarks without including themselves. And the both make it seem like they had these terrible struggles when they absolutely did not.
FLOTUS spoke at South High School, Denver, Colorado – 1500 students – and talked to just 30 of them. Her remarks were nothing of substance. So why was she there and at what cost to the taxpayers? And if she was going to travel – why didn’t she go with barry?
South High School, Denver, Colorado
FLOTUS: But what I would tell you — and this is something that I learned for myself — was that I had to learn not to let just a test score define me. Because if I relied solely on my test score — and this is just personal, because all you have is control over how you handle the test, no matter where you are — but if I had solely made a decision on what schools I was going to apply to just on my test scores, my test scores said, there’s no reason you should have applied to Princeton or you would get in or you would be able to do well at Princeton. That’s what my test scores said.
My grades, on the other hand, and everything else that I had invested in said just the opposite.
I was a straight-A student.
I was an honors student.
I was involved in student government.
I was active and I was engaged.
And fortunately, the universities in this country recognize that there’s more to being a good student than a test score. So fortunately for me, Princeton looked at the big picture. They didn’t just look at my test scores — they looked at my grades, they looked at my teacher recommendations, they looked at my extra-curricular activities, they looked at how well I could write in my personal essays.
Most importantly, they looked at the little check box.