Rekindling Your Energy for Neglected Kids

Posted by on May 6, 2006

[posted from Public Education Network newsblast]


Have schools and educators become immune to children who are so “left behind” that no federal mandates or repeated psychometric assessments can lead them into the full lives they deserve? Can we still feel rage about the injustices in our society that perpetuate poverty and neglect? How can we more effectively help children from bleak home situations learn — and how can we assure them that we love them unconditionally? These are questions that sometimes keep former principal and education leadership professor Joanne Rooney awake at night. She finds some peace by reminding herself, and us, that when we do our best work it “ultimately touches the lives of children.”

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