Tag: politics

Neil deGrasse Tyson ~ We Stopped Dreaming

Neil deGrasse Tyson ~ We Stopped Dreaming

This collection of Neil deGrasse Tyson clips (assembled by Scrunchthethird on YouTube) are inspiring. I’m old enough to remember when we landed on the moon and the excitement that generated in me as a child. It was a great way to grow scientists. It was a great way to keep us dreaming. We’ve lost our vision of what space means to us on so many levels: spiritually, economically, intellectually.

The impact of NASA is not easily estimated, so it’s often easily dismissed. The opportunities lost by failing to dream are also not easily estimated and easily dismissed. What a shame.

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Education is a “luxury of the elite” to GOP contenders ~ Paul Krugman

Education is a “luxury of the elite” to GOP contenders ~ Paul Krugman

If underfunding public education leaves many children of the less affluent shut out from upward mobility, well, did you really believe that stuff about creating equality of opportunity?

So whenever you hear Republicans say that they are the party of traditional values, bear in mind that they have actually made a radical break with the United States’ tradition of valuing education. And they have made this break because they believe that…

what you don’t know can’t hurt them.

via GOP contenders treat education as a luxury of the elite – Viewpoints – The Sacramento Bee

IS it fair to say that society benefits from having educated citizens? If you’re not sure, imagine how your community would  look without public education.