Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Does John McCain Know What He is Doing?

This blog is about showing my support for Presidential Nominee John McCain's look on education in the United States.
Firstly, I recognize that McCain is the best choice because he believes that Americans education must be worthy of the promises he makes to the U.S students and their parents. Nominee McCain understands that America is a nation committed to equal opportunity without equal access to excellent education. I trust his word when he promises to pursue reforms that address the underlying cultural problems in our education system.
Secondly, I uphold John McCain's efforts to charge the schools with the responsibility of educating their students, and that they must have the resources and management authority to deliver on that responsibility. Further more, that the schools must report to the parents and the public on their progress.
Thirdly and lastly, I highly support the Republican Presidential Nominee's view that Americans should be placed, with their children, at the center of the education process; empowering parents by greatly expanding the ability of parents to choose among schools for their children. I also support his beliefs that all federal financial support must be predicated on providing parents the ability to move their children, and dollars associated with them, from failing school.

Is Sci-Fi a 'Superior' Genre?

When the "Science Fiction" genre comes to mind, I can't help thinking of cheesy B-rated movies. The kinds that cause a person to groan, sigh, or make other general noises of annoyance. Please, do not judge this genre as I have continually done in the past. I am an avid book-reader, but I have never really focus on the genres that I read. Now that I have had the 'light bulb' turned on, I not only realize that I love the 'Sci-Fi' genre, but that I read books placed under its mysterious genus all the time! Take for example the very popular "Twilight Saga" by Stephenie Meyer. It is placed in the 'Sci-Fi' genre as the classic hero/heroine/monsters & myths story. Don't get me wrong, the 'Twilight Saga' has nothing to do with the traditional, evil look on vampires, but is most defiantly 'Science Fiction'. Yet, it is one of the most renowned series of its time. It is not judged as a stereotypical 'Planet of the Apes' fluke gone wrong, but as highly sought-after pieces of literature.
I will conclude with this thought. Please, don't condemn all Science Fiction genres as B-rated, because you never know what kinds of movies or books under its title may catch your eye and hold you.