The Most Important Post of the Year, Valedictorians, and Getting Out As Soon As Possible

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.

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