WELL, FOLKS OF MARIN, WE’RE ON OUR WAY.
We have the support of business leaders, community leaders, educators, parents and seniors. Heck, we even have the support of people who don’t even like kids.
We have every single district in Marin working together (and without requiring divine intervention).
We have our areas of focus: literacy, technology and the arts. Supporting SchoolsRule represents the quickest way to get resources into the classroom.
And we’ve had some lovely donations roll in that we look forward to deploying at the start of the school year.
So what are we missing?
Date posted: April 26, 2012
What’s more available to a kid in Marin: Drugs alcohol or a poetry class?
We all know too well: teenagers in this society of ours have access to all kinds of damaging vices, both in the world at large but also right at home. One part of parenting these days is giving kids the values and tools to navigate safely around a constant barrage of not-so pleasant influences.
The other part of raising children, however, is doing the opposite. Providing access to positive influences. Influences that can help instill and develop creative problem-solving skills. Influences that can, at the very least, help grow healthy, well rounded participating members of society. Influences that can even nurture the soul.
Date posted: June 21, 2011
What does Marin believe in?
Composting, The versatility of pinot noir, Cycling, Redwoods, Girls’ sports, Local produce, Every known religion, Peace, Little league, Double decaf non-fat cappuccinos, The Giants, Picking up after your dog, Connectedness, Line-caught tuna sashimi
Date posted: June 16, 2011
Your kid is great
Your kid is wonderful
But if we all just focus on him, he’ll grow up in a pretty lousy community.
This great nation of ours was founded on individualism. But sometimes we get a tad too carried away with that notion. After all, other than Garfunkel (or maybe it was Simon), no one is an island. People reach their true potentials in communities.
School is no different.
Date posted: June 2, 2011
Big and Small
It’s not a haberdashery
it’s your school system.
The public school system in Marin is unique. It’s both big and small at the same time. Magic? No. Effective and efficient? Yes.
It all boils down to one thing. The kids.
When a small school system is good for the kids, ours is small. Marin is incredibly diverse, thankfully, and each community has different needs. That’s why we have 19 different districts that cater to the individual needs of the families and students in those districts. And what’s good for one district is not necessarily good for another, so it benefits the students to have an organization looking out for their needs on a local level.
Date posted: May 31, 2011