Voices at (or near) #cpac2018 Lea from National Association of Developmental Education, We talk Students and Math

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Voices at (or near) #cpac2018 Lea from National Association of Developmental Education, We talk Students and Math

The Gay­lord National Har­bor is a pretty big place so just like Last year there are sev­eral other events, con­ven­tions, even an NFL play­ers event, over­lap­ping either fully or par­tially with CPAC 2018.

Last year you might remem­ber I con­ducted a few inter­views (and had a mem­o­rable intel­lec­tual con­fronta­tions dur­ing DaTechGuy’s mid­night court) with such folks. This year since I drove down there was no chance of run­ning into the folks from var­i­ous con­ven­tions in a shut­tle, but when I went down­stairs to the lobby trolling for inter­views I spot­ted a woman work­ing between the bar and front desk where I held my mid­night court events last year and being who I am approached her to see if she was there for CPAC.

She was not, he name is Lea (or Leah, I should have asked but it was near mid­night and I was pretty bushed from the long day and drive) and she was here for an event with the National Asso­ci­a­tion of Devel­op­men­tal Edu­ca­tion. Her pri­mary focus is math and how to get stu­dents enter­ing col­lege up to speed on it if they are behind. This is a pretty worth­while issue and she con­sented for an interview

Par­ents I’d take her advice on the sub­ject of how to keep your kids up to speed in math, it’s one of the most impor­tant dis­ci­plines they can have as it’s com­pletely grounded in real­ity and given what we see in col­leges and soci­ety today, any­thing that pro­motes objec­tive real­ity is to be encouraged.

Funny foot­note #1. when my sons and I were check­ing in and head­ing to din­ner Lea was at that front area she spot­ted me and pegged me as a math per­son thanks to the Doc­tor Who scarf, she was quite right as the quote goes: “Only in math­e­mat­ics shall we find truth.”

Funny foot­note #2 While I was inter­view­ing Lea Inde­fati­ga­ble Kira Innis came by on her way to an event at the pri­vate club upstairs, (my inter­view with Kira from last year is here if you can’t wait). It turns out Lea had sat down with Kira and had a pleas­ant con­ver­sa­tion with her ear­lier that night.


DaT­e­chGuy at CPAC 2018 The story so far

If you don’t want to wait or my blog posts my youtube chan­nel is here.

Wed Feb. 21st

Voices at (or near) #cpac2018 Lea from National Asso­ci­a­tion of Devel­op­men­tal Edu­ca­tors We talk Stu­dents and Math

DaT­e­chGuy at CPAC 2018 The Calm Before the Storm and What I’ll be Asking

Full CPAC 2017 list (for those who feel nos­tal­gic) is here


If you’d like to con­tinue to sup­port inde­pen­dent jour­nal­ism, help defray the $140 a month extra I’ll need for my new host­ing site) and think my CPAC 2018 report­ing is worth­while please con­sider hit­ting DaTip­Jar here.



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Finally might I sug­gest my book Hail Mary the Per­fect Protes­tant (and Catholic) Prayer makes an excel­lent Gift.

The Gaylord National Harbor is a pretty big place so just like Last year there are several other events, conventions, even an NFL players event, overlapping either fully or partially with CPAC 2018.

Last year you might remember I conducted a few interviews (and had a memorable intellectual confrontations during DaTechGuy’s midnight court) with such folks. This year since I drove down there was no chance of running into the folks from various conventions in a shuttle, but when I went downstairs to the lobby trolling for interviews I spotted a woman working between the bar and front desk where I held my midnight court events last year and being who I am approached her to see if she was there for CPAC.

She was not, he name is Lea (or Leah, I should have asked but it was near midnight and I was pretty bushed from the long day and drive) and she was here for an event with the National Association of Developmental Education. Her primary focus is math and how to get students entering college up to speed on it if they are behind. This is a pretty worthwhile issue and she consented for an interview

Parents I’d take her advice on the subject of how to keep your kids up to speed in math, it’s one of the most important disciplines they can have as it’s completely grounded in reality and given what we see in colleges and society today, anything that promotes objective reality is to be encouraged.

Funny footnote #1. when my sons and I were checking in and heading to dinner Lea was at that front area she spotted me and pegged me as a math person thanks to the Doctor Who scarf, she was quite right as the quote goes: “Only in mathematics shall we find truth.”

Funny footnote #2 While I was interviewing Lea Indefatigable Kira Innis came by on her way to an event at the private club upstairs, (my interview with Kira from last year is here if you can’t wait). It turns out Lea had sat down with Kira and had a pleasant conversation with her earlier that night.


DaTechGuy at CPAC 2018 The story so far

If you don’t want to wait or my blog posts my youtube channel is here.

Wed Feb. 21st

Voices at (or near) #cpac2018 Lea from National Association of Developmental Educators We talk Students and Math

DaTechGuy at CPAC 2018 The Calm Before the Storm and What I’ll be Asking

Full CPAC 2017 list (for those who feel nostalgic) is here


If you’d like to continue to support independent journalism, help defray the $140 a month extra I’ll need for my new hosting site) and think my CPAC 2018 reporting is worthwhile please consider hitting DaTipJar here.



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Finally might I suggest my book Hail Mary the Perfect Protestant (and Catholic) Prayer makes an excellent Gift.