I just read Friedman’s article on Singapore and the State of the Union Address. I agree that no specifics were mentioned on how to accomplish any goals. Another thing is that the goals stated are much the same as goals stated in any of the last three or four president’s SOTU addresses – almost like they just recycle the same speech over and over but don’t really plan on doing anything about it. I never realized or knew Singapore is like what Friedman describes. That project at the school with the crime scene investigation seems super interesting for kids and would get them involved in thinking of science. The last part of the article is the clincher, when they say they learned everything from us.
I read the article about how the Broadband economy might look. President Obama promised that w/in the next 5 years 98% of all Americans will have high-speed wireless coverage. I like this plan, but it will take time, so why are people so impatient?
98% of Americans in the next 5 years having high speed wireless connection is just crazy to imagine.
I know Emily if you think about it, its a lot of people. I think the computers will crash and people will do nothing else except sit on the computer the entire day. This is unbelievable.
Ok, so I will assume that perhaps Obama read Friedman's TWIF and had no other choice but to include broadband into the SOTU. Afterall, Friedman clearly points out Bush's lack of interest in broadband and his failure resulted in Dirty Little Secret #6. Let's go back to education...there is ABSOLUTELY NO FUNDING! For ANYTHING!! Sure America needs a ton of things in order to be/remain competitive but it's going to take our country as a whole, each township, every little neighborhood, subdivision, city, etc. to come together to make a portion of these things happen. We can't rely on the government for all things possible, it just won't get us where we need to be.
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