Education In Texas, Obama lauds 'New Tech' high school. Model for the future? (+video)

Kicking off his 'Middle Class Jobs & Opportunity Tour' in Texas, Obama met with students at Manor New Tech High School, where he stressed the importance of STEM careers for the US economy.

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President Obama kicked off his “Middle Class Jobs & Opportunity Tour” Thursday with a visit to Manor New Tech High School in Manor, Texas, where he met some of the students that will help make up the 1 million new graduates he hopes to see in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) over the next decade.