I spoke in Santa Rosa, along with a LEO buddy. Not sure how much of the overall message got across to Mr. Thompson, but he seemed to actually change his demeanor and paid attention when I spoke.
We are currently preparing students for jobs that don't yet exist...using technologies that haven't been invented...in order to solve problems we don't even know are problems yet.
Pain is the hardest lesson to forget.
Trust me, I'm with the government.
Bureaucracy is the epoxy that lubricates the gears of progress.