Here’s something compelling from the Princeton Student Body.
“I Could Be McCain’s Econ 101 Teacher” Public Performance at Princeton University to Begin Wednesday
Students at Princeton University are starting a daily public performance called “I Could Be McCain’s Econ 101 Teacher” outside of Frist Campus Center beginning this Wednesday (10/1) from 12:30 PM until 2 PM. The performance will continue for at least three days. This project questions Sen. John McCain’s knowledge and preparedness concerning the economy, especially in these difficult economic times. Students take turns teaching economics to their fellow classmates playing McCain.
This comedic performance also has a very serious and frightening message – the next president of the United States likely knows less about the economy than undergraduates who have taken basic economics at a time when America is facing its worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. This is not the time to have a president who could benefit from having students teach him Econ 101!
Students teaching economics wear t-shirts with the name of their campaign, “I could be McCain’s Econ 101 Teacher” on the front and McCain’s infamous quote from December 2007, “The issue of economics is not something I’ve understood as well as I should” on the back. The student playing McCain wears a different t-shirt with that quote on the front and McCain’s name and his abysmal class rank at Annapolis – 894 out of 898 – on the back. (more…)