Monday, March 23, 2009

Teaching for America (and Los Angeles)

Today I participated in a program sponsored by Teach for America that brings government and business leaders into the classroom to experience what it is like to be a teacher in our public schools.

I taught two great science classes at Virgil Middle School. We talked about our environment and human impact on our planet. The students had thoughtful questions -- many about the possible cuts to public school budgets that could result in larger class sizes and the loss of good teachers. Their intelligence and interest in doing their part to improve our community made me even more hopeful for our city's future.