Obama’s Pledge for Education

I was glad to hear that President Obama called for a substantial investment in American education (read about it here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/08/teachers-union-obama-jobs-plan_n_954866.html).

Our long term national success slips away with every day that we are not committed to education. We must enable student success at all levels, and we must prepare future workers for an ever shifting economy/workplace. We can do that through hiring more educators and streamlining programs for a greater variety of job roles while preparing students for a life of learning and re-skilling.

Now, I wonder how in Hades the GOP and Tea Party will likely refute the necessity of a national strategy and investment in education.

Published by Jason W. Ellis

I am an Associate Professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY whose teaching includes composition and technical communication, and research focuses on science fiction, neuroscience, and digital technology. Also, I coordinate the City Tech Science Fiction Collection, which holds more than 600 linear feet of magazines, anthologies, novels, and research publications.