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.

I am a professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY whose teaching includes composition and technical communication, and research focuses on 20th/21st-century American culture, science fiction, neuroscience, and digital technology.

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Dr. Jason W. Ellis shares his interdisciplinary research and pedagogy on DynamicSubspace.net. Its focus includes the exploration of science, technology, and cultural issues through science fiction and neuroscientific approaches. It includes vintage computing, LEGO, and other wonderful things, too.

He is an Assistant Professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY (City Tech) where he teaches college writing, technical communication, and science fiction.

He holds a Ph.D. in English from Kent State University, M.A. in Science Fiction Studies from the University of Liverpool, and B.S. in Science, Technology, and Culture from Georgia Tech.

He welcomes questions, comments, and inquiries for collaboration via email at jellis at citytech dot cuny dot edu or Twitter @dynamicsubspace.

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