President Donald Trump used his commencement address at Liberty University to go after his critics and to encourage the graduates to “embrace” being an outsider. “We don’t need a lecture from Washington on how to lead our lives,” Trump told the country’s largest Christian university in his first commencement address as president.
In other commencement news, Texas Southern University, a historically black university, canceled Sen. John Cornyn’s commencement address at the last minute this past weekend. The decision came as a result of student opposition. The Washington Post has a roundup of “Defiant, Funny and Touching Commencement Speeches.”
A new poll conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows that most Americans don’t know much about school choice, but those that do generally favor opening more public charter schools and giving low-income families vouchers for private schools. A separate new survey by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) explores the habits of America’s top math students.
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NEWSMAKERS:Texas Southern University cancels Sen. John Cornyn’s commencement address after student-led opposition.
IN THE STATES: An immigration official tried searching for a fourth-grader at a Queens school but was turned away.