Now I know that you aren't really reading my stuff Tom. I mentioned
Sputnik in my post last week and I didn't get any misty-eyed reminisces
about frosty nights in rural Maine. Although I do remember you telling
me about some frosty nights in rural Maine with a certain Wendy
Whitehill - but that was off-list, wasn't it.
P.S.: Can you tell it's Friday?
>>> [log in to unmask] 4/15/2005 10:44:30 AM >>>
One of those who remembers. And who remembers going outside on clear,
frosty nights in rural Maine to look up in the sky.
Good point, Steve. Sputnik resulted in a good butt-kicking of our
and much hand-wringing over the deplorable state of our math and
education. That led to the NDEA legislation that affected me directly
in two ways:
1) 50 % of my loans were forgiven by becoming a teacher.
2) I got a draft notice because I chose to go to graduate school
German rather than math or science, as explained to me by my friendly
board in Bangor, ME. That's why I became a teacher, since they were
getting deferments at the time. And what THAT led to is a long
So Sputnik caused my becoming a high school teacher in Vermont.
In a message dated 4/15/05 9:12:31 AM, [log in to unmask] writes:
> This reminded me of "Sputnik" ... October 4, 1957. A nice site for
> those who can remember it,
Tommy J. Walz
Barre Supervisory Union
120 Ayers St.
Barre VT 05641