First Dad Spills Malia's 73 on Science Test

Obama says all kids slack off—but she got 95 on the next
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 4, 2009 7:35 PM CST
President Barack Obama watches as his daughter Malia walks dog Bo.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – 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.”