We have been discussing how the United States is cutting educational and scientific budgets while spending billions on wars and waste. The lack of priority in such spending is breathtaking as we lose a generation that could be receiving better educational opportunities instead of facing growing class sizes and fewer teachers. The same it true for our foreign aid. Education is our greatest weapon to fight radicalism and religious hatred. This film is an example of the potential of so many children that is going unrealized. Researchers from MIT found Kelvin Doe, 15, scrounging in trash bins in Sierra Leone. The homeless boy was looking for any electronic parts.
What this boy built from trash is amazing and inspiring. He is an example of why education is the answer to poverty, hatred, and intolerance. Doe is clearly a genius who deserves a chance to contribute to his country. In both this country and abroad, we are losing this generation but putting more importance on the creation of drones than doctors.