Energy and Education in the US? What is the connection?
Quotes below are from www.PickensPlan.com. This is a website that functions as a vehicle for original and forward looking energy proposals elaborated by oil man and financier T. Boone Pickens.
In these quotes from the website, we can see a connection between the lack of a US comprehensive energy policy and how much education our dollars, (if we could avoid importing oil for our energy needs), could buy.
Take the same money and spend it on education, not on importing oil, and you get:
“With the money the US spent on foreign oil in April 2009, we could hire over 364,000 new teachers nationwide”
“With the money projected to be spent on foreign oil in 2009 the US could build 32,407 new elementary schools”