During a speech today on education, President Obama went off-script a bit to talk about how it figures into the lives of his kids, particularly elder daughter Malia. Saying that even the best “kids slack off,” he tells of the 11-year-old’s disappointment at scoring a 73 on recent science test. “She was depressed,” the First Dad said, and aimed to improve.
“She came home yesterday and got a 95,” Obama added. “‘I just like having knowledge’—that’s what she said. What happened was, she had started wanting it more than us.”