getting students to engage the news…
Ask yourselves — where would we be right now if the people who sat here before us decided not to build our highways, not to build our bridges, our dams, our airports? What would this country be like if we had chosen not to spend money on public high schools, or research universities, or community colleges? Millions of returning heroes, including my grandfather, had the opportunity to go to school because of the G.I. Bill. Where would we be if they hadn’t had that chance?
I create a Word Cloud of the speech last night…cool huh?
Read a nice summary of the major provisions in the President’s proposal here: The American Jobs Act
If you have a little more time, here the NY Times transcript of the speech.
Anybody watch the President’s Jobs speech last night (Thursday, Sept 8th) or were you all tailgating for the Saints-Packers game? Well, in case you missed it, here is The Atlantic’s take on the speech and the proposal that the president discussed. What does this job mean for you? Are their provisions in there that will have an effect on your life? Will this work to stimulate job growth and the economy?