In the meantime, we build bigger school buildings and bus more kids to them. They are mini-cities–too big to manage. A Lord of the Flies environment with Piggies’ waiting to be pushed off the cliff. And some jumping to their own deaths.
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Work is not primarily a thing one does to live, but the thing one lives to do. It is, or should be, the full expression of the worker’s faculties, the thing in which he finds spiritual, mental, and bodily satisfaction, and the medium in which he offers himself to God. Dorothy Sayers
He was not a student I expected to see years later sitting across the desk in my university adjunct office. When I was a brand new teacher, he, like many middle school boys, had not been a highly motivated student.
Back then, I held little hope that he might simply fulfill his potential.
But here he sat.
So he told me his story. Continue Reading…