Pence, DeVos visit with Apex fourth-graders
Vice President Mike Pence and U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos visit with a fourth-grade class at Thales Academy in Apex.
you? Yeah, I said you have Children. Been a little nervous, and I said, This is a such a great opportunity. Thank you. I'll say word. Absolutely. Hi, everybody. And Vice President Mike Pence delighted to be here this fourth grade. How about a big round of applause for Mrs Combs? She I have been married to a schoolteacher for 35 years. Mrs. Pence actually teaches at an elementary school not far from Washington. D. C. So I know she want me to say hello. One of you. I also want introduce the Secretary of education for the United States. Secretary Betsy. She worked closely with me and with our president each every day to support great education across. We were excited to be able to be here with each and every one of you. Here you are back to school before, before I get, Let me say I was flying here on a plane. They call it Air Force two. I placed a call to playing called Air Force One. Does anybody know flies on Air Force One? Yes. The president give him around Cold Air Force One and told the president that I was headed to this grade school. Mrs. Columns class in North Carolina. He wanted me to say, Well, we're proud of you. We're proud to see you back in school. How great is it to be back in the classroom? Is it exciting? Yeah, Well, world world taking careful steps. Stay healthy and keep us around US. Health. This is Copes. How's it going? You back back in the classroom to leave. They now got bankable safety measures, keeping our distance. When you look a little funny walking in the lines now, right, we have a keyboard, we call Marzano hands up. So we're not touching our neighbors, but they've started learning going dollar classes, and I think we're all pretty happy, right? They got before you came. And I think they're a little nervous, But they had a huge eruption of cheer when asked if they were excited. We'll raise your hands if you're excited to be back in school. We're excited to see you back. In fact, we're working. We're working with schools all across the country, art with secretary to Boston to help states just like North Carolina. To be able to have resource is guys open up school safely again But being with all of you knowing your back classrooms exciting, did you want to say a quick word? I would love to greet all the students, ask you a couple of questions. What is it like to be back together? Heart So long? What's the best part of this? How about you? For better than a computer, right? I agree. Great. What? What a great question. E. I love this question. How about you over there with you to be back? That's very special. To be with your friends is apart. What makes tool special, but also Mrs Columns. It's It's also very important to learning process. It's one of the things that Mrs Pence has told me over the years is that students being together is important, completely agree? Someone said before they spent a lot of time crime turned virtual school, and I said, I think a lot of adults Teoh, I don't think you were alone on that one of her students. So we are very excited back and we're in Week two right now, getting into back to school and getting into routines and things like that really strong start. Would you agree? Boys and girls. Yeah. Great start. What's your favorite part about being back in school? The meeting that we had you get? You get more information by being with Mrs Columns. You feel then than being on the computer what you say It's easier to be in school when you're not alone on the computer at home. Time goes faster. Well, that's really great. We're all very, very proud of each and every one of you. It's a very challenging time. Back when you had to be learning from home, away from your friends. Now you're back in school. I promise you that. President Meyer, Secretary. We're all gonna continue to work to make sure this school schools all across the support open up in the state. Anybody got a question for me? Anything you're curious about could be about my job, my family, something. So people want to know what kind of whatever? You know, if I wasn't the vice president, what would I be? Well, I would tell you before. Vice President, I was governor in the state of Indiana. I served in the Congress before, but four years ago this month when President Trump called me and asked me to campaign with. I was actually governor of the state of it. I really loved that job. And so I think I can say that Still be governor of Indiana if I hadn't been given the great privilege that my family to service your vice president. So that's a fun question. Thank you very much. Thank you. How about you? Way back. Speak up. Where did you go to school? In. Where did you go to school? Do you want elementary school? For all of it? Well, I went to a private school, a private Catholic school when I was growing up all the way through eighth grade. And then I went to a public high school in a small town in Southern Columbus on. Then I went to college down the Ohio River in Southern India. Tickle college. I studied law at Indiana University. So So, like you, I've been in a private school part of the way public schools. I have to tell you some of the most important people in my life. Teachers I still think about elementary school teachers that help shape my life. They believed in me. They challenged me like Mrs Cole says they were also great. Encouraged to go a little. My dreams. How about How about one more question right over here? What's your name? Spencer. I'm skill on a scale of 1 to 10. How do I like being vice person in the United States? I say in 11. You have to understand. My my grandfather immigrated to this country from Ireland about my son's age, was in his twenties. He drove a bus for 40 years in Chicago, Illinois. Mom and Dad built a small businesses for me to have the privilege to served in the Congress of the United States to service Governor of Indiana. Service is your vice presidents. Greatest privilege. Just shows you what a great country this is. I hope all of you already figured out. Yeah. What makes America special is that anybody can be anybody. If you study hard, you work hard. Stay away from things that derail your dreams like drugs, alcohol. You make the right decisions in your life. Sky's the limit. Dream big dreams and you go. But it all starts right here. Listen to your parents. Listen to your teachers. You're and you can live those dreams. Okay? I know what I'm talking about. Listen, we're gonna go downstairs a little round table. You all have just been wonderful. Thank you for such a warm welcome. I hope you have a great year. Study hard. Sky's the limit. Okay, give a roller coaster here to say thank you.