At the end of the day, it's the kids that matter. Every kid deserves a school where teachers, administrators, parents and community members look at them in the eye regardless of where they live or what they look like and say, "You are valuable. You are the future of America. We expect great things from you and we will make sure you get the education you need to succeed in life." We are responsible for our nation's students now and we know what needs to be done.I was hoping when I first saw this post that he would say more about the need for music in schools. We make a grave error in thinking that success has only to do with test scores and the amount of time spent in classrooms. But of course, it all has to start with the will to succeed.
There is no excuse.
Also, John Grossbohlin sent this link to The Genius of the Tinkerer in the Wall Street Journal.