I do apologize for the lack of variety on topics this week. I'm like a dog with a bone. Once I get a hold of something...
It's another entry on education to close the week. There are a few other education ideas I'm mulling over, but they can wait.
As I was prattling on the other day about how junior high can be just as influential, possibly even more so than high school, I left something out.
I had a 9th grade Civics course taught by Hyman Markowitz. Loved it, and Mr. Markowitz was such a kind and patient man. He left us several years ago. I know his relatives check in here on occasion. Mr. Markowitz was a great guy who taught me a lot. It was a great foundation for a jobh in the news business.
Again, the other day, I lamented how I run in to so many young people who have problems forming complete and coherent sentences. I also encounter so many young people, and adults, who know very little about how their government works. Let's fix that.
Most afternoons, I manage to catch John Hancock's show on WBT in Charlotte. John spent a couple of years at WARM in the mid 80's and working for him was a great time. Anyway, John kicked off a discussion on influential teachers recently.
It's tough to explain, but there were so many times I felt a teacher's influence long after I left school. I'll remember words spoken, lessons learned, years ago. Education doesn't end the day you receive the diploma. The good teachers leave something with you that lasts a lifetime.