Late to the party
… but I can still sift through the chatter. I found this quote in a comment from Diane on a three year old post of Clay Burrell’s. It’s spot on for my frustrated school days, where I feel like 5th grade is too late. That’s not everyday, and it helps to see it written so clearly on the good days as well as the bad.
“Our children will not survive our habits of thinking, our failures of the spirit, our wreck of the universe into which we bring new life as blithely as we do. Mostly, our children will resemble our own misery and spite and anger, because we give them no choice about it. In the name of motherhood and fatherhood and education and good manners, we threaten and suffocate and bind and ensnare and bribe and trick children into wholesale emulation of our ways.”-June Jordan