Student power

Michigan Technical Academy students are making biodiesel to power two school buses at 80 cents a gallon. They use cooking oil from a nearby tortilla factory.

The charter-school students’ next challenge is to keep the fuel from congealing when the temperature dips below 40 degrees.

“We have a lot of students good at solving puzzles, diagnosing problems, coming up with creative solutions, working with their hands, and taking things apart to find out how to make them work better,” (Superintendent Jeremy) Gilliam said. “These are our type of kids, and their skills are still in short supply.”

Via Education Gadfly.

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