Obama calls on parents to be more responsible for their kids

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is getting some of his loudest applause when he talks about education -- and offers a bit of a lecture to mothers and fathers on how to be good parents.

Campaigning in Gary yesterday, he told a predominantly black audience they should set a curfew so their children aren't out in the streets all night. He said they should meet with their teachers and help their children with homework. Obama also said parents shouldn't blame the teachers if the children are misbehaving.

And in Lafayette last night, he sounded much like a parent at the dinner table, telling the audience "there are kids in China and India who are learning an awful lot of math and an awful lot of science with facilities that are a lot worse than the ones we have."

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