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They VOTE?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

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They vote!! They vote?????

The last time I had such a nutty idea, I was in kindergarten.
But, the US Dairy Innovation Center surveyed American adults (yes, adults) only to find that  7% of those surveyed were certain that chocolate milk comes from brown cows. That’s 1 in 14 for those of you who are also numerically challenged.

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Bachelors of ….

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The education system in the US has not been keeping up.  To some degree, it’s why Kmart and Target feel they can demand college degrees to staff their stores.  Of course, it may also be related to the fact that many college grads can’t get the jobs they expected- so they are applying to Kmart and Target.

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Lets Get STEM to root early

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Way back in the prehistoric age, when I was going to college, there were very few women heading for the engineering profession. Nor were there a slew of Black folks. As a matter of fact, my engineering/science college (undergraduate) had about 5 women enrollees. And, to the best of my knowledge there were significantly less than 3 score (there may have been 10) Black students. Out of an undergraduate population of nearly 3000.

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Music is part of STEM?

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I’ve always been a great fan of Big Band music and Jazz.  So, I was only slightly surprised to hear Herbie Hancock explain the confluence of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and jazz.   He strongly believes that there is an intrinsic link between building things and playing music.   Which, of course, means that our schools’ idea of cutting music from the curriculum is not helping our kids with STEM education.

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Who’s that, again?

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When I was little, I remembered hearing stories about one  of the key executives of Sears, Roebuck & Company, who made a difference in this country.   That was back when Sears Roebuck meant you could expect good deals and good products.   (I even had the chance to work with Sears Roebuck years later, back when the RV industry was in its heyday.  I felt pretty good being among their company then.)

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