There is a rather direct correlation between one's commitment
to a principle and the sacrifices they are willing to make
to defend it.
In-actions speak louder than words.
One can say they are committed to an issue, but
an attendant unwillingness to make meaningful sacrifice
to back up what they say,
speaks louder than their words.
There are nearly always opportunities in life to make a personal sacrifice in defense of a principle.
There are fewer opportunities to stand together with others of a similar belief acting as one; exercising the Constitutionally protected human rights to assemble, and speak freely and petition their government.
One such, occurs next Wednesday evening at the APS School Board Meeting. There will be a public forum. There is an opportunity for those of a mind, to stand together.
But on what principle would people be willing to stand together?
How do you feel about character education in public schools?
Do you feel strongly enough for or against it that you would
be willing to make a sacrifice in support of your belief?
All you have to do is
go to the school board
meeting, sign up for the
public forum, stand up
when your name is called,
and then tell them that
you are standing in support of;
a public meeting wherein
character education in the APS will be discussed;APS' impact on character growth in children is an important issue.
past and present efforts and, their future plans
to effect positive character development in students
Whether your position is that character education could be
salvation or anathema, character education is worthy of
open and honest two-way communication between the
leadership of the APS and the community members they serve.
Is it not?
Does it really make no difference whether the leadership of
the APS is willing to show students what it looks like to embrace
honest accountability to higher standards of conduct than the law*?
*The law being the lowest standards of conduct acceptable to civilized human beings. They are the standards that all higher standards are higher than.Will you stand up for what you believe in for two minutes?
Or does it really not make that much difference whether
we teach children about character and courage and honor?
photo Mark Bralley