The Tie That Binds

[Silver Spring, October 19. Image via Getty]

SILVER SPRING, MD - OCTOBER 19: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Barack Obama asks third and fourth graders what they are reading during their lunch period at Viers Mill Elementary School October 19, 2009 in Silver Spring, Maryland. The elementary school was named a 2005 National Title I No Child Left Behind Blue Ribbon school. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)