Wednesday, January 26, 2011

State of the Union

Watched the President's speech last night. I liked what he had to say. The Tea Party response is scary. They seem so angry and out of control. Republicans clearly do not have control over this group. Does anyone? Or are they a barely organized mob?

I hope our lawmakers take seriously the call to teach science and math, inspire creativity and raise academic standards. I teach as an adjunct and every day see university students who have few critical thinking skills and, perhaps worse, little curiosity. I have not found the way to teach these yet but strive to create an environment in the classroom where they can be nurtured. It is a daily challenge.

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