Re: the right to purse excellence
Thu, 1 May 1997 07:27:39 -0400 (EDT)

In a message dated 97-05-01 03:12:23 EDT, Dale wrote:

<< You can volunteer at a food bank without taking any food home with you
so why can't you work to improve your public schools, if you want to,
without ruining your children's lives? Get your priorities straight
Deborah. I have heard that 40% of the teachers in the Chicago schools
have their children in private schools. Certainly many of our
government representatives including the Clinton's do.

And last but not least.

When you make a decision, when you take decisive action you may upset
someone. Sometimes we are defined best by who are enemies are rather
than who are friends are. Tell the neighbor and his ilk to go to H---.
Neighbors come and go but your children will be with you until you or
they die. Your children and your grandchildren and their children will
thank you for your courage. Dale


This was excellent! Your comparison to the food bank helped me feel more
comfortable with some of the consulting I plan to do with a variety of
schools, not all of which are philosophically aligned completely with me.

Also, I can attest that your last point is correct. I am a grandchild of
someone who had the courage to put my mother in a small private, progressive
school called Hessian Hills, in Croton, NY, in the '20's and '30's. I thank
her all the time!