After all, we wouldn’t teach kids how to play football by lecturing to them about football for years and years before allowing them to play. And if education is about the ‘lighting of a flame not the filling of a pail’ – we should be putting the tools of discovery, invention and fabrication at the finger tips of every child – inside and outside of the classroom.

( Thomas Kalil of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy)

From an interview with Dale Dougherty of O’Reilly Media, in which Mr. Kahill talks about President Obama’s support for hands-on science, mathematics, and engineering educational experiences like those provided by Truman State University. I say, let’s take what we do to another level. Who’s with me?