Bush gets student letters, gives speech

During his visit to Kearney Elementary School, President Bush collects papers from students in Cheryl Feldscher's second grade class.Here he prepares to take a paper from Sharrell Lewis. (Ed Hille / Staff Photographer)

Inquirer staff writer Kristen Graham reports from the Kearny School:

11:14 a.m.

The President also collected letters from the second graders.

One boy wrote "I heard your voice. I like your voice. I wish I can live with you in the White House. Love Seamus."

The president will take the Kearny Elementary School auditorium stage momentarily. He is expected to speak about the landmark No Child Left Behind Act, which he signed seven years ago today.

12:01 p.m.

In his last policy speech as president, Bush heralded the No Child Left Behind act, signed seven years ago today. Bush also called on legislators to reauthorize and strengthen the law. "now is not the time to water down standards or roll back accountability."

Read more on Bush's visit at From The Source blog.