President Obama discusses education at Aug. 9 speech

On Aug. 9 President Barack Obama walked into a crowded Gregory Gym and discussed higher education and the need to become more globally competitive.

"We have been slipping," he said. "In a single generation we have fallen from first place to 12th place in college graduation rates. That is unacceptable, but not irreversible."

View a slideshow of Obama's visit to Gregory Gym.