WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama plans to tell the nation's school children that they ultimately are most responsible for their own education.
The White House posted Obama's remarks, scheduled for Tuesday, in advance on its Web site.
Obama's planned talk has been controversial, with several conservative organizations and individuals accusing him of trying to delve too directly into local education. But White House officials, including Education Secretary Arne Duncan, have said the charges are silly.
In the remarks set for Tuesday, Obama tells young people that all the work of parents, educators and others won't matter "unless you show up for those schools, pay attention to those teaches."