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February 18, 2008


P. Moore

Dear Mr. Compton,

I saw your excellent interview and documentary on C-SPAN tonight. I am a 49 year-old single female without children and am concerned about our future generation and their education. I work for a Fortune 500 company and have spent a lot of time in Asia. I agree with you on the need for the US to place more emphasis on education (math & science) and less on sports.

I am also delighted to hear that you have been in contact with the Obama campaign. This continues to prove his commitment for education. Thanks for the excellent work!

P.S. Have you shared your documentary with Dr. Ben Carson, director of pediatric neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions? He too has raised the same concerns.


Take today for an example, where our (American) economy isn't healthy, our jobs aren't secured. We work harder and longer hours just to put a roof over our head and still want the latest and greatest toys (FACT - compared to countries such as France, Germany, etcc) We are angrier and are more pissed off than before (look around you if you doubt it - if you want to take scientific proof - go ahead). So having said all the above, wouldn't you want your kids to work smarter AND harder at early ages when they have the energy and likely to be financially stress free down the road?!


I like the way you ranked your ideal audience groups, placing students first. The 2MM problem is very much due to choices made by US students. We need to give our students the info and resources they need to choose wisely how to use their high school time, and I see this film as part of the info process. Now, if we can just get our schools to offer the resource portion of the equation, we may be able to educate our students competitively.

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