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Video: Obama defends education policies

President Obama defended his education policies  Thursday in a speech tackling recent criticism that his initiatives are unfair to minority children.

He also talked about pushback from the nation’s teachers unions, who say his policies are too tough on those in the classroom.

To read an account of the speech, given at a gathering of the Urban League, click here to read Education Week’s article “Obama defends Race to Top.”

But to hear straight from the president himself, click in the video.