Sunday, September 26, 2010
Waiting For Superman
Waiting For Superman, is being released in select theatres and I want to make sure I see it. It is about the eduaction lottery, children trying to get into charter schools and whether they are doing what they promised. Hell, I don't think our regular schools are doing what they promise either. The Today Show is kicking off the week about education. Meet the Press is also dedicating their Sunday morning hour to education and the debate. I don't have children in the "system" anymore but that does not mean I don't care. My goodness, the children we are educating or not educating are our future too. They are who will keep the wheels of our country squeaking and we are doing a disservice by not giving them a whopping good education. We have got to step it up and start paying our teachers more, keeping our schools in better operating conditions, and providing top quality supplies like books to help our children and having the best of the best teachers. My mother's mantra was that if you can get a child to read you give them the world. She was a bulldog with my siblings and I about reading and it shows because all of us read avidly and so do my girls. So very important!