This Week...School Days!
Hard to believe but school has either already started or will be starting in the next few weeks.
Education is not just about going to school and getting a degree. It's about widening your knowledge and absorbing the truth about life. Shakuntala Devi
The first year I was in my community in Leesburg, VA, my neighbor down the street invited me to her annual First Day of School brunch. Mothers and non-mothers were invited to kick back with mimosas and whatever else you serve for brunch.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. Nelson Mandela
The look of joy and freedom was clearly evident in all of the mothers’ faces.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. Benjamin Franklin
These days school is so much more than reading, writing, and ‘rithmetic. There are after school sports, community service hours, karate lessons, tennis lessons, golf lessons, dance lessons, gymnastics, music lessons...you get my drift.
The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education. Martin Luther King, Jr.
I think all of the above helps to build a well-rounded person but sometimes I’d love to see a little more emphasis placed on just making sure that our children leave our school system knowing how to read and be good citizens of the world.
Have a beautiful weekend!