Today, the White House is hosting a science fair, inviting competition winners in math, science, engineering and technology from schools around America.
While this of course makes for excellent press at a time when Democrats sorely need this, it also underscores a commitment to putting his ideals into practice. It is not enough to say that America must improve its educational curriculum in math and science – it needs to be made real.
As Obama put it recently, if the NCAA championship winners get to come to the White House, so should the best scientists and mathematicians in schools.
And yes, that’s Adam Savage from Mythbusters up there with him. The President will be ON MYTHBUSTERS next month, which is simply awesome.
Obviously you can’t fix a war and a recession with quick publicity blasts like this, else he’d have had those squared away within the first week of his presidency, but it’s nice to see that the “smaller” things aren’t being forgotten about. Long after Obama leaves office, the kids who will benefit from his support may be in a position to avoid another war and/or recession because of what they learned.
Plus, of course, it’s nice to have a President who would rather blow shit up on Mythbusters than, say, in the Middle East.