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I need to thank you once again for everything UCMP continues to do to enable me to teach … effectively …. Perhaps the best testimonial has come in recent days from two of my alums, now college freshmen, who visited me separately during their spring breaks. Both told me, independently of each other, that my course prepared them better for college than any other course they took at West High. Both of them cited being able to bring content knowledge into their astronomy, history, and anthropology classes; in addition, both spoke of being one step ahead of the game when it comes to critical thinking skills, "thinking like a scientist," and understanding that knowledge is a process. I share this with you not because I want to toot my own horn, but because I am acutely aware that you and UCMP have helped me shape my teaching to attain such wonderful results. To know that I have given these young people tools that are serving them well as they continue their journey is the ultimate satisfaction.