Last year I attended the Summer Institute for the Hoosier Writing Project. It is part of the National Writing Project and if you are not familiar with their purpose, please stop by their website and take a look. If you know of a Writing Project in your state and you are a writer, I would recommend you get involved. This is an effort to improve the way writing is taught in schools. As writers, we are aware of all the things writing can do for an individual. It is a tool for learning, for getting a job, it is even medicine. President Obama is taking funding from this program. Please visit this site and see what you can do to prevent this from happening. Obviously, the most important thing writing does is teach critical thinking. It is obvious why this corrupt government would want to steal funding from an effort to improve the critical thinking skills of our young people.