Monday, January 31, 2011

True that

My favorite quote from the State of the Union Address:

". . . the question is whether all of us -- as citizens, and as parents -- are willing to do what's necessary to give every child a chance to succeed.

That responsibility begins not in our classrooms, but in our homes and communities. It's family that first instills the love of learning in a child. Only parents can make sure the TV is turned off and homework gets done. We need to teach our kids that it's not just the winner of the Super Bowl who deserves to be celebrated, but the winner of the science fair. We need to teach them that success is not a function of fame or PR, but of hard work and discipline."

John said that last sentence means that one should not become a surf bum.

My students are presenting their science fair Power Points this week in class and I'm pretty proud.

1 comment:

holtkamp said...

great quote...i definitely feel that education is overlooked in this country. it's hard to expect kids to mature into global citizens without quality education. sure education reform is important, but why are people wanting to cut federal funds for education? where is the money going to come from to hire good teachers, modern schools, etc?