Speaking at the Washington Convention Center, President Bush addresses the 2001 Urban League Conference Wednesday, August 1, 2001. "We owe all our children the pride and promise of learning. We must return the spirit of ambition and achievement to all our public schools," said the President during his remarks. "The Urban League is reaching toward that goal by highlighting student achievement, by focusing on early literacy, by encouraging every child to read and rise. And our government must have those same priorities.". White House photo by Moreen Ishikawa.