You’ve heard it. You’ve read it. You’ve seen it all over your local news channels or cable TV. Osama bin Laden is finally dead. It is a moment…

You’ve heard it. You’ve read it. You’ve seen it all over your local news channels or cable TV. Osama bin Laden is finally dead. It is a moment for our generation to look back on what 9/11 has done to our country. The bombing did not only shock and shake several Americans’ lives but also left a legacy that still affects our lives today. Our economic downturn was partially a result of the attacks, hence our education, our budget deficit, the monthly bills we pay, the jobs we will get, and the frustration of every youth who finds it harder to gain access to higher education and pursue happiness.

We cannot just wait for our elected officials to do everything for us. At least, when our education is lagging, we need to step up and take some responsibility. Many of us who can read and do math well should teach our youth before a miracle can resolve the current shortage of good teachers, before another generation is lost. We should network more so that students can be informed about opportunities to enlarge their knowledge and learn more applicable skills. We should engage in a more sharing classroom, so that our chance to live well in life is less defined by our background and social status.

Speak up! Innovate! Volunteer! We are responsible for our lives, not anyone else.
– Phy

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