Ways To Help
In David Matthews’ book, Reclaiming Public Education By Reclaiming Our Democracy, he states, “We must have the public we need before we can have the schools we want.” To improve education, the book argues, there must be a more engaged, more informed, and more active public.
I thought I was engaged, informed and active. Now I know better. With each year – with each day – I learn truths that further my education, solidifying some of my opinions while challenging others.
While the challenges are great and some days seem almost insurmountable, the children of Chickasha need us. They need those of us who are engaged to stay the path and keep learning. They need those who have strayed to jump back in. And they need those who have kept our public schools at arm’s length to come close.
Jessica Burrous, Executive Director