"The whole people must take upon themselves the education of the whole people and be willing to bear the expenses of it. There should not be a district of one mile square, without a school in it, not founded by a charitable individual, but maintained at the public expense of the people themselves." -- John Adams

"No money shall be drawn from the treasury, for the benefit of any religious or theological institution." -- Indiana Constitution Article 1, Section 6.

"...no man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship, place, or ministry whatsoever, nor shall be enforced, restrained, molested, or burthened in his body or goods, nor shall otherwise suffer on account of his religious opinions or belief; but that all men shall be free to profess, and by argument to maintain, their opinion in matters of religion, and that the same shall in no wise diminish enlarge, or affect their civil capacities." – Thomas Jefferson

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Give us Hope!

Thank you to Dr. Yvonne Siu-Runyan, 40 year educator, and Priscilla Gutierrez, Outreach Specialist, New Mexco School for the Deaf, and to tauna, a public school special education teacher, a founding member of the Educator Roundtable and a blogger at A Place to Respond, for spreading the word about this video.

tauna says, "Thank you to the teachers in Hoover, AL for putting this video together. And to the children in the video...wow! You are wonderful!"

I agree.

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tauna said...

Hi Stu! Just a note to let you know I'm visiting your blog regularly and I want to thank you for your support of mine. I've gladly added a link to your blog on my site. Keep up the good fight!

P.S. I'm a small time blogger but I hope lots of persistent "little" voices in the blogosphere will help make a difference. Actually, when it comes to education reporting in mainstream media, I think there is a desperate need for some remedial journalism!

Meg said...

That was good stuff! I wish there was a way to see it at school but we are blocked from YouTube.