Barack Obama
Obama standing with his arms folded and smiling
44th President of the United States
In office January 20, 2009 – January 20, 2017
Vice President Joe Biden
Preceded by George W. Bush
Succeeded by Donald Trump
United States Senator from Illinois
In office January 3, 2005 – November 16, 2008
Preceded by Peter Fitzgerald
Succeeded by Roland Burris
Member of the Illinois Senate from the 13th district
In office January 8, 1997 – November 4, 2004
Preceded by Alice Palmer
Succeeded by Kwame Raoul
Personal details
Born Barack Hussein Obama II(1961-08-04) August 4, 1961 (age 55)Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Michelle Robinson (m. 1992)
  • Malia
  • Sasha
Relatives See Family of Barack Obama
Awards Nobel Peace Prize (2009)Profile in Courage Award (2017)

Dear President Barack Obama,
I have been under a lot of stress these past few school years. My friends talk to me about how much homework their teachers are giving them each night and I cannot take it any longer. I come home everyday complaining about the teaching style my teachers give. I politely ask teachers to assign less homework and not give me packets each day for "self-learning". They refuse and respond, "I can't do that. The state and court say I have to teach like this and give you these packets. If I had a choice I would teach you differently." I asked my fellow classmates about this issue and they all have the same opinion as me. Back in the 1970 my grandmother went to school everyday learning and doing school work, after school hours she would spend her time hanging out with her friends and taking a break from school. She had no homework, and when she did it was only if you didn't finish your school work that day. I come home with new homework that I would spend hours on end trying to finish. I would be under a lot of stress and depression wondering if I finished all of my work. I would get only 6 hours of sleep each night and fall asleep in class. Successors and business workers were taught well and are very intelligent because of the way they were taught in the 70s through the 80s. I would tell them how I am being taught today. They would look at me and say, "When I was your age, I had no trouble going through school." I truly hope you have taken this message into consideration to change the school teaching system like it was in the 70s. Thank you very much.

Sincerely, Holley Christine Geoffroy

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