March 12 2007
One Teacher Can Make a Difference
Before I continue on with my favorite things and people, I want to focus this entry on one particular person who I hope people – especially parents, teachers, and politicians too! - will pay attention to.
I’m sure some of you know who Erin Gruwell is. She’s the teacher who Hillary Swank portrays in the recently released movie, Freedom Writers. In 1995, Erin began her teaching career at a high school in Long Beach, California. Her class consisted of a diverse group – African-American, Asians, poverty-stricken – all mixed in with...