Friday, February 1, 2008

Did you focus?

Was your school part of the Focus the Nation teach-in on global warming yesterday? In my hometown of Portland, Ore., the biggest event drew more than 3,000 to the University of Portland campus. Students had a chance to grill everyone from the governor to senators to climate scientists, and they came prepared with thoughtful questions. Smaller events took place on middle school and high school campuses across the state. But the one-day teach-in was just the start. Your students can still join this project by getting informed and then voting for their top priorities for action. On Feb. 18, the results will be hand-delivered to Congressional offices across the country. Hard to imagine a learning project that's more grounded in the real world.

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