Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Poll: School or Un-School?

I've been thinking about formal education ... I've been a student from pre-school through college, and I've taught kids in elementary schools, camps, college and all kinds of places ... and I have seriously mixed feelings about the system we have now!

So I apologize for the social science tangent, but what did you get out of school?

1. What did you learn in elementary school? high school? college?
2. How much did you enjoy elementary school? high school? college?
3. Is there anything you would have changed to make it more enjoyable or to learn more?
4. What would you have done with your time if you hadn't been in school?

I have a follow-up question, but it's loaded .... I'll save it for later!

Science Underground!

Four proposals, $70 million from a private donor, the former world's largest gold deposit ... and you get an 8 miles deep lab for neutrino science, gravity wave detection, biochemistry, geology, and carbon sequestration! Field trip anyone? Well, we have a few years to plan for it.

NSF Selects Former South Dakota Gold Mine as Deep Underground Science Site

Would you donate money to science? Would you donate your body? Your brain? your time, genes, or house? Let me know! (and no, I'm not taking donations)