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Obama: Education is best economic policy

March 8, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
President Barack Obama says the best economic policy is one in which schools turn out graduates with the skills they need to succeed or perhaps create their own version of Microsoft Corp.

Obama was in Boston on Tuesday to discuss education at TechBoston, a school where technology is used in all the classrooms. The school also relies on partnerships with high-tech business partners, including Microsoft.

Obama says TechBoston is an example of the responsibility that parents, teachers, students, public officials, business leaders and everyone has to make sure that students get a good education.

TechBoston was founded with help from a foundation run by Melinda and Bill Gates, Microsoft's billionaire co-founder.

While in Boston, Obama also plans to raise money for House Democrats.