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Columnist No. 9 Offers Advice to Obama


Eliot Spitzer’s latest at Slate: Robots, Not Roads:

In education — just as much a part of our infrastructure as bridges and roads — here is a small investment that is one of my favorites: Provide funding for robotics teams at every school. If you ever want to see intellectual competition in the arena that matters today — technological wizardry — visit the robotics competitions that now exist in some schools. Make these competitions as universal as football. Make it cool to design the next cutting-edge video game or iPod.

Just what struggling public schools need — a robot mandate.

And isn’t it already cool to be a video game or iPod designer?


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