It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!
Ahh, memories of my childhood! It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown was just on, and I
My Great Pumpkin is the day when we are given the tools to do our jobs, when students are told that education is the priority by our society and by their families, when politicians behave as though education, culture, and civic virtue are the most important priorities that society can bestow upon its citizens. I don't need all kids to speak English, I don't need all kids to be angels or geniuses-- I'll take all comers if we just had these three things.
What's your Great Pumpkin? I hope it rises up to meet you, and we get to leave the "if onlies" behind.
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