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Published:January 16th, 2012 11:58 EST

Bill Cosby Says "You Better Watch Out, You May Learn Something"

By SOP newswire2


Bill Cosby announced his full support for National School Choice Week (January 22-28, 2012), organizers announced this morning.

I strongly support National School Choice Week because all children in America should be able to access the best schools possible," Cosby said. "We have a moral and societal obligation to give our children the opportunity to succeed in school, at work, and in life. We cannot meet that obligation unless parents are empowered to select the best schools of their children. I encourage everyone who wants to see a transformation of American education to get involved in National School Choice Week."

Cosby, who has an Ed.D., has always sought to educate through his comedy, television work and books. These include the first "Cosby Show," where he played a high school teacher, the landmark "Cosby Show," featuring the Huxtable family, and the Fat Albert and Little Bill series. As Mr. Cosby says in the opening Fat Albert title, You better watch out, you may learn something."

 "We are thrilled to receive Dr. Cosby`s full support for National School Choice Week," said Michelle Bernard, president of the Bernard Center for Women, Politics, and Public Policy and a National School Choice Week planning partner. "Dr. Cosby is helping to shine a bright spotlight on an issue that effects us all: the need to provide all American children with the education they need to achieve their own American dreams."

 For more information about National School Choice Week, or to find an event near you, visit

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