Monday, October 15, 2007

Blogaction Day

Why just complain about the state of education when you can do something to actually help? I want to plug a fundraiser brought up by my friend Chris, who is a phd candidate in computational biology. To quote the man himself:
"In an era of increasing politicization of science, it's more important than ever to teach children about how the scientific method works. Science teachers are on the front lines of this culture war, and it's important that they have the resources that they need.

Solutions like this are no substitute for adequate school funding, but we can't wait around for that kind of education reform. Doing so would mean losing a whole generation of scientists. The potential to change the world is in these children's minds, and it would be a crime to neglect them. Let's give these children and teachers the support that they deserve."

The donate page here. As Chris says, it's only a few bucks and it only means you have to give up coffee or alcohol or something small for a week.

I'd say donate to English classrooms, but we're much easier to fund.

(Note: This is my contribution to Blogaction day. Shakespeare and Billy Collins probably won't stop global warming, but science might.)

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