I am an instructor for the following courses:
U.S. Government: (including online Summer school)
International Relations (Available 1 semester each school year)
The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically… Intelligence plus character–that is the goal of true education.
~Martin Luther King Jr.
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