|Photo from '05 for Net2's I Want Change project|
One of the results of my creating a Generosity Plan was that I remembered how much I care about public education, literacy education, and arts education.
It's not that I forgot, really, it's just that I get so frustrated, overwhelmed, and heartbroken by the state of education in this country that I don't take action to improve it.
I couldn't bear to see Waiting for Superman, and I only volunteer as a "reading partner" for an hour each week at my local elementary school 'cause it's too depressing to work in a school library that doesn't have a librarian (Really? No funding for a librarian? Another cause that breaks my heart). When I graduated from college, almost all of my friends worked in public education, including me, but now, they've all left.
So, this is where I need your help. Open my eyes. Who is making big, innovative, creative, positive changes in public education, literacy education, and arts education? If green is the new black, who's going to make education the new green?