Friday, April 25, 2008

There's hope for public schools after all

This is a MUST SEE video this week. After seeing this video I have a flicker of hope that public school is not full of stupid faculty that will outright destroy children.

Rocky Run Middle School in Chantilly, VA decided to invite WWII veterans and survivors - about a hundred of them from the looks of things - to the school for a day of reflection on what life looked like back then.

Every student looked mesmerised by the stories of these old men and woman who endured unbelievable suffering while still in their youth. One woman explained that when she was a little girl living in Poland, her father was dragged away by the Nazis. She never saw him again.

This is the sort of stuff that kids need to see, and any day that the school is not making them watch The Princess Bride over and over is a good day to me.

Maybe I won't have to homeschool after all...
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