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Focus the Nation National Teach-In
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January 31, 2008 - Jan 31 2008
Published by Focus the Nation (original article)

On January 31st, Focus the Nation is organizing a national teach-in about global warming. Universities, high schools, middle schools, faith groups and businesses will devote time on that day to education about climate change. A teach-in is a day when an entire school turns its attention to a single issue -— when faculty, students and staff put aside business as usual, and focus the full weight of campus engagement on one topic, in this case, a topic with weighty implications for all of our futures.

Published by Focus the Nation, http://www.focusthenation.org/nationalteachin.php

Focus the Nation is a national teach-in engaging millions of students and citizens with political leaders and decision makers about Global Warming Solutions.

We stand at a unique moment in human history. Decisions that are ours to make today – to stabilize global warming pollution and invest in clean energy solutions – will have a profound impact not only on our lives and the lives of our children, but indeed for every human being who will ever walk the face of the planet from now until the end of time. At this moment in time, we owe our young people one day of focused discussion about global warming solutions for America

More than just that one day, Focus the Nation: Global Warming Solutions for America is an unprecedented educational initiative, involving over a thousand colleges, universities, high schools, middle schools, faith groups, civic organizations and businesses. Focus the Nation is a catalyzing force helping shift the national conversation about global warming towards a determination to face this civilizational challenge.

A teach-in is a day when an entire school turns its attention to a single issue—when faculty, students and staff put aside business as usual, and focus the full weight of campus engagement on one topic.

The key to a successful teach-in is widespread faculty involvement. Focus the Nation challenges participating schools to engage at least fifty faculty members in their role as educators (as well as students, staff, alumni, and community members). With fifty plus faculty engaged from disciplines across the curriculum—art, science, politics, psychology, engineering, philosophy—the event will involve thousands of students on each campus, and millions of students nationwide. Campus-wide engagement at this scale sounds difficult to organize, but in fact, our TEACH-IN MODEL charts a simple path to success that requires only a month or two of lead time.

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