this in 1997, two months after launching eTutor. It is still
"November has come
all too soon. As the days get shorter, I find that no matter how hard
I try there is just not enough time in each day to do what I want to
do. We are constantly reminded that there is so much to do and so
little time in which to do it. Our commitment to education reminds us
that although the task is huge, we must not waste our time.....our
children do not have the time to waste. Our energies should be
directed at improving the education of our youth. This does not mean
that what we have been doing is wrong or not beneficial, merely that
education, as all we do, should be continually reviewed and improved
upon. And so, as the days seem to dwindle and the hours shorten, we
need to work faster and smarter to accomplish the one task we cannot
waste our time on, educating our children."
Now in 2012, I am
concerned that education may never catch up to this fast-paced world
in which we live. It is imperative, in my estimation, that we
look at education differently from that with which we are familiar.
With record reports of unemployment, yet other reports of jobs
available...but workers who are untrained to fill the jobs, we cannot
be complacent. While our educational programs are not entirely
responsible, we all have to rethink how we prepare our young
people for a successful future. I continue to believe that
web-based instruction has the potential to make the dramatic changes
necessary in education. We have the technology, programs can be
scaled to large populations, and instruction can be personalized to
the learner. We just have to let go of our long-standing assumptions
and beliefs about out-dated ways of teaching and learning. Time
continues to march on. Hopefully fifteen years from now, we will
not be asking these same questions.
The first Thanksgiving
ever proclaimed by a President of the United States was observed on
November 26, 1789. It was proclaimed by President Washington as
a day of gratitude for the adoption of the Constitution. This
will likely be a special Thanksgiving for many people. In this
season of thankfulness, I am especially appreciative for a way
of life that, despite all its faults, has given this country the best
the world can devise. And, I give special thanks for your
support and encouragement. All the best wishes for a bountiful
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