Thursday, September 04, 2008

Doubt public education? Time to reconsider!

If you've ever followed a link that I've recommended, please do it now.

You've got to watch the keynote address delivered by a young student of the Dallas Independent School District at this year's convocation.

Watch it here and then tell me what you think.

Public education is an essential element in the renewal of our inner cities. In Dallas about 95% of our students qualify for the free and reduced lunch program. Poverty is our number one problem in the DISD.

The problem is not the children. You'll see what I mean when you watch this video.


Anonymous said...

WOW! That is utterly remarkable. As the parent of a child about that age, I know that not 1 child in 100 could do that. Simply amazing!

Anonymous said...

That was great.

Reform is needed. I think what Teach for America is doing is a start.

Cheryl Russell said...

Thanks. That video was awesome.