It seems to me, and please correct me if my perspective on this is wrong, but everyone I look at in this country has two things at least in common, parents and teachers. Not one of us could have gotten into this world without at least having parents. And not many of us have never had a teacher . Now I suppose we could argue about quality issues here but assuming that most parents and teachers did a fairly good job or better I'd say that a goos measure of the success of anyone is due to their parents and their teachers, including movie stars, politicians and professional athletes. And yet who gets remembered least, who is least respected if we count monetary renumeration as a measure of success? Oh there are exceptions, the athlete that says "Hi, Mom" to the camera once in awhile or the movie star that fondly remembers his 4th grade teacher. But given the impact that teachers have had, that virtually every adult in this country has been taught much of what they know by teachers, I am wondering when the world will remember and give us the credit that is our due.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." -- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Bret Biornstad-Portland, Or-Inclusion Cohort-Portland State University bretb@teleport.COM Public Access User --- Not affiliated with Teleport Public Access UNIX and Internet at (503) 220-1016 (2400-14400, N81)