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Teaching in NY with an Engineering Degree

If you have a bachelors degree in Engineering you cannot teach in the state of NY. You must return to school to get at least 36 credits of math, science, english etc… In addition you need 6 credits of a foreign language. Then and only then can you enroll in a masters program to get the requirements for a teachers license. Being that Engineers take advanced calculus, and the most advanced course in high school is basic calculus this seems illogical. I recall my high school calculus courses and they were helpful in preparing me for college. After the high school calc cources I have taken a total of 8 semesters of subsequent material; each increasing in difficulty. Yet still I am not qualified to teach. Other states have fast track programs for people with bachelors degrees. You can begin a teaching career while completing the requirements for a teaching license. This is not the case for New York. New York does have a fellowship program, which after a relatively short application you are informed whether you are accecpted or not. Obviously this program has a tremendous amount of competition; I was not accecpted. There is only one course of action; I must return to bachelors level classes to fulfill the prerequisites of a masters program that will eventually lead to certification. This process should take about 2 years. Then after certification the application process begins. In all to start a career be prepared to wait years and make the best of your part time job doing pizza delivery with your engineering degree. Cheers to maintaining your self esteem and the perceived value of your Engineering degree.


Barack Obama – Not Out of Touch and Very Necessary for this Country

Barack Obama is different. He will do for this country what Kennedy tried to do. His comment about bitter out of work blue collar workers is controversial. I am a blue collar worker, and I am most definitely bitter. He did not say anything that I already did not feel or know. He spoke the truth, and it is simply hard to not be bitter in times like these. I graduated over a year and a half ago with a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering, and I have been basically unemployed as an engineer ever since.

Clinton calls Obama’s words “elitist.” He says she is practicing the kind of politics in which “we tear each other down.” (reference)

We should not be upset about the remarks of Obama, we should be upset about the people that are taking advantage of the situation. Clinton is attempting to cling to every last drop of hope. She is appearing desperate. Frankly I don’t understand why she is running at all; her husband was president. I loathe the fact that we have had two presidents from the Bush family. Do we live in a Monarchy, where the presidency is passed down from royal family to royal family? I find the notion mind boggling. If Clinton becomes president then two families will have controlled this country for over two decades. Another important note is that we live in a republic. We do not live in a democracy. The foundation of a democracy is where the popular vote is used to elect officials. Hmmm, we have an electoral college. I find it quite disturbing that politicians throw the term democracy around, when we don’t even elect them directly. In fact if the popular vote is for a particular candidate, and the electoral college says otherwise then the popular vote is not used to elect the official. Wow, I smell a republic. Barack Obama is real. Of all the remaining candidates he is the most in touch with the country. The only other candidate I would have voted for is Ron Paul because of his policy intentions. The policies of Ron Paul are bold, genuine, and would direct our country in the correct way. It is a shame that the media, and others thoroughly restrict potential presidents to the most charismatic, and “most electable”. The presidency should not be about who is pretty, is should be about the policies. Just to be specific about my opinion, I believe Obama’s policies are clear, and well intentioned; although if I had a choice I would choose the policies of Ron Paul over everyone else. Keep strong Barack. I hope you will be our president. I believe you will represent my values, and desires well. You are exactly what this country needs.


Conservative My Ass – Why Did Conservatives Elect George Bush?

This guy is about as conservative as a person that eats take out food every night. Why did people choose to vote for him? I can’t understand. Republicans are supposed to be conservative. I have recently looked over Bush’s campaign videos, versus videos of him during his governorship; he took his governorship much more seriously. Recently he endorsed McCain, and he made a complete fool of him. He did a little jig, a “two step” during the speech. He repetitively made juvenile remarks. Its incredible that a US president is actually taking his job as a joke. Hes beyond light hearted, and just making a fool of himself; hes actually making a fool of other people, the republican party, John McCain, and the US in general. I am a scientist, an Engineer, and entrepreneur. Our president should be an intellectual, not a fraternity jock. This man brings shame to America. Hes a common HUSTLER; instead of selling drugs he sold oil. George Bush