Monday, October 22, 2012

I have many fond memories of school and was fortunate to have some wonderful teachers.

My high school English teacher encouraged me to write. Another high school teacher taught me how to type (on something very old . . . a typewriter). Both of these skills have served me very well.

But I also had some teachers who weren't very good. In fact, some could have cared less. I know that's not a politically correct thing to say, but it's true. And if we're not honest how are we ever going to correct the problems many schools have?

I was reminded of the good and bad teachers I've had in my life when I saw the movie Won't Back Down. I was prepared for the usually Hollywood movie, but was I surprised. I felt this film did a wonderful job of showing the good and the bad of our educational system.

It was honest! Which was very refreshing.

This movie gave me hope that our schools can and will get better. But it won't be easy. And it will take a lot of work.

Now I've told you nothing of the story line, so let me leave you with the trailer.

I highly recommend this movie. But you"d better hurry if you want to see it. It's already been pulled from many theaters, and it was only released a month ago.


  1. Awesome! This is exactly why my mom had to pull us out and homeschool us. Thanks for posting!

    1. Our children are our greatest assets and if we don't see that they receive the very best education than shame on us. My hat is off to your mother. I have more and more friends who are going the homeschooling route.



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