Obama spoke at the Fort Hayes Art and Academic High School, which has recently received federal funding for renovations.
“There are construction projects like this all over the country just waiting to get started,” Mr. Obama said. “So my question to Congress is, ‘What on earth are you waiting for?’ ”
The crowd of more than 3,000 people at the school acted like they were at a campaign event, too. They chanted: “Pass this bill! Pass this bill! Pass this bill!” -- NYTWhite House officials said the $25 billion, if approved by lawmakers, would help at least 35,000 public schools.The investment would make rural schools a priority, as well as schools financed through the Bureau of Indian Education. The money, White House officials said, could be used for a tasks such as repairs or technology upgrades.
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