Pete Abel http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Commentary: Today’s Young Adults: Cynics, Activists Or A Little Of Both? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/commentary-today-s-young-adults-cynics-activists-or-little-both-0 <div>Earlier this year, the Institute of Politics at Harvard University noted a decline in the trust young voters have in public institutions. Wed, 12 Jun 2013 10:30:00 +0000 Pete Abel 27093 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Commentary: Today’s Young Adults: Cynics, Activists Or A Little Of Both? Setting A Better Example For The Younger Generation http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/setting-better-example-younger-generation <p>This month, I started my second semester teaching part-time at the University of Missouri St. Louis.&nbsp; While it’s something I’ve wanted to do for a number of years, I confess to doubts when I walked into that first classroom.&nbsp; Would these students want to learn?&nbsp; Would they be capable of learning? &nbsp;Would they show up because they valued higher education or only because someone compelled them to be there?&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 11:33:00 +0000 Pete Abel 8620 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org