While the drama continues on Capitol Hill, Professor Phillip Escamilla is using the political turmoil as a teaching opportunity, saying,
"We want students to walk away with an understanding of not only of how the political process works but how this generation is affected by the public policy debate around the national debt."
Students like Devin Hill, who hopes to work in public policy, appreciate the the practical application.
"Learning out of a textbook is just learning the basics, but seeing how it actually works, and that it's messy sometimes, and requires compromise is helping me and showing me what I'm going to have to do when I have my career." - Devin said.
Dr. Escamilla wants his students to understand how their generation is affected by the public policy debate around the national debt. He believes compromise will ultimately end the current stalemate.