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  •  Like you my family has always told (9+ / 0-)

    stories about learning to read - and valued education.  I have visited the site of the one room schoolhouse in VA my great grandfather helped found, and a great uncle taught in, as well as my mom's cousin.

    I try to pass those stories on - we need to be aware of how hard our folks fought for the right to read.

    Thanks Sis Nan.

    "If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition" Bernice Johnson Reagon

    by Denise Oliver Velez on Sun Jul 10, 2011 at 03:36:00 PM PDT

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      for generations!  This is largely ignored and substandard schools are now the sign of how much folks value education and not what folks actually you know say and do.  Sigh...

      We laugh now at stories about how much my grandmother did to make sure all her kids graduated from high school.  My grandmother was not having it, all eight of her kids, had better have had a high school diploma.  Now the last two, lol, boy did they give her trouble but she stayed on them and was not accepting anything less!  She proudly had on her mantle piece every diploma.  

      But we don't value education...yeah right!

      I for one am tired of pandering to perpetrators --- many of whom are opposed to any discussion however it comes. -- soothsayer99 DPK Caucus

      by princss6 on Sun Jul 10, 2011 at 04:52:35 PM PDT

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