President Barack Obama, a frequent visitor to New York State in recent weeks, was in Massachusetts late Wednesday. He spoke at a high school commencement in Worcester and at a political fundraiser in suburban Boston.
President Obama held up Worcester Technical High School as a national model for preparing American students to compete in the global economy.
" I want the nation to learn from Worcester Tech."
The president spoke to an audience of 5,000 people at the graduation exercises held in the DCU Center in downtown Worcester.
President Barack Obama is paying tribute to Pete Seeger for reminding us where we come from and showing us where we need to go.
Seeger, the veteran folk singer, died Monday night at age 94. The writer of "If I Had a Hammer" and "Turn, Turn, Turn," he welded his music to activism on issues of American workers and the disadvantaged.