In working with high school interns last year, I was asked to write about our program. I sent this in to a local newspaper. It sums up my feelings about education.
Why I Did the WIN Class
Letter to the Albany Democrat Herald, 2014
What was great was to see how excited these kids were to learn. They listened to me talk
about geometry and physics. They asked questions about these subjects. They listened to me talk about joinery and cutting angles. They were to a person all interested in learning. And that’s what education should be about: curiosity and the excitement of discovery. Add on that you get to put your hands on tools and it’s a slam dunk for just about every demographic. But certainly it is of vital importance for our kids. Please let all our educators know that hands on education needs to be back in every school. From the arts to music to shop class, we need to train our kids in the broadest possible way. This is called a liberal arts education. I’m a fan of it.
Join us on the 11th of September for a fundraiser in support of the WIN program. We’re trying to expand our efforts into local Portland area schools.