Two stories in the Jan. 26 Herald raised hopes and despair.
That Fort Lewis College would cut a course nurturing students to achieve high-demand career paths is nothing less than insane. I also reflects how conservative pressures to cut taxes have cut into public education. The concept of individualism has trumped the team spirit that has defined Americas exceptionalism for more than 200 years.
The second story dealt with a $400,000 grant to expand the Animas River Trail. As much as I love the idea of this trail, I would prefer to invest that money into FLCs computer programming course. While the trail will be a long-term benefit for recreation, we need to invest in the kids willing to invest their intelligence in the scientific progress America needs to lead the world again.
After more than two decades of bright students drinking Wall Streets Kool-Aid, we need to create more, not fewer, educational opportunities for our students to succeed in the pursuit of science and math.