Sputnik’s 50th Anniversary

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Sputnik’s launch into space. It was the first artificial satellite to successfully orbit the Earth. Its impact on American education probably can not be truly measured, but it was an event that fueled the race into space and brought about quick reform.

What do you think teaching, learning, and technology would be like today if there had been no Sputnik?

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Clif Mims is a Christian, husband, father, teacher, cancer warrior, and fan of the Mississippi State Bulldogs and Memphis Grizzlies.