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. http://www.gk12.org/2011/03/04/gk-12-program-cancellation-discussed-in-science/ 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.