Friday, March 25, 2011

No, Mr. Obama, this will not 'win the race to educate our kids'

The National Science Foundation (NSF) had decided to cancel GK-12, a $56M program that brings STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) graduate students into K-12 classrooms to work with teachers and kids.  Now I have no direct experience with this program, but I have a lot of experience communicating technical issues to non-technical people.  I also remember what a truly terrible TA I was my first year in graduate school.  This program was a win-win all around.  This smells like a bad decision.

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