Saturday, September 24, 2011
I was just ranting on my nephew's blog about the lack of support in the US for our children. It begins with lack of leave, then, and continues with lack of funding for preschools and kindergartens. Then it affects materials and student-teacher ratios. We have 37 kids in a class and not enough textbooks for each of them. I waited 5 days for enough chairs for students in my language arts classroom this year. I watched a show about Sweden yesterday. They have a common expression to answer, "How are you?" It means it is good enough. I am content. Swedes wonder about Americans grasping to be #1, the best, the most powerful. What is wrong, they wonder, with content?