This isn't the most important post of the year.
But this is; the text of a speech given by the Valedictorian of Coxsackie-Athens High School a few weeks back, I'm struck by how bold she was at a time she could have behaved so typical. Instead:
School is not all that it can be. Right now, it is a place for most people to determine that their goal is to get out as soon as possible.Click through, give it a read, come back and let's talk.
My initial take? Donna Bryan, the "avant-garde tenth grade English teacher" referenced in the talk, deserves a healthy dose of merit pay.