Thursday, January 17, 2013

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

"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." - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Pictured above is my 4th grade son at Dr. King's birthplace, a summer trip experience he requested. When we walked through the museum he could give me the stories and details behind almost every picture and major artifact. He chose Dr. King for his 2nd and 3rd grade book report. I asked him why and he told me that "Dr. King fought for people who couldn't fight for themselves."

Every American kid should understand this. Let's make sure our students know Monday is not a day off, it's a day to honor one of the greatest people who has ever lived.

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