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The value of a field trip
I'm writing this on a hot noisy bus filled with happy, excited kids. I'm on a field trip to a nearby mountain (more of a big hill, actually, but growing up in Seattle, I have yet to look at any geological feature on the east coast and think "Mountain") to collect samples from a pond and study some small ecosystems.
Free tuition for math/science majors?
The Billings Gazette is reporting on a proposal by Montana Senator Max Baucus (D), calling for free tuition in certain fields to increase our competitiveness with foreign countries. Intended as part of his "Education Competitiveness Act," the funding would providefree college tuition for math and science majors as part of a $25 billion education incentives package that also includes help for rural teachers and more money for pre-kindergarten programs...