President Obama comes to Hillsboro, OR and speaks about kids' education
Intel had a great opportunity to host President Obama at their world-class semiconductor research/manufacturing facility in Hillsboro, OR. The president had the chance to talk about jobs and becoming competitive in the growing global economy. Education was showcased when the President mets with science and math students. The overall theme of the President's visit was innovation in America, and the crucial role of education in maintaining U.S. competitiveness. Intel has been focused to bring Oregon out of the local timber economy to a technology economy.
Ironic that Portland's own public school system is currently suffering due to overcrowding and budget problems. How can we be competitive when our school system is failing? And how we as creative thinkers don't value art in the major equation alongside with math and science? How can we promote that type of expression and excellence to go hand-in-hand with math and science?
Intel President and CEO Paul Otellini said, "It is a great honor to host President Obama. Our country and this company have been built on innovation, and manufacturing has been at the heart of America's economy for over a century. We share the President's belief that with a culture of innovation we can and will retain a vibrant economy based on industries of the future."
Let's see if we can change our system for our good and for our kid's future.