{Thankful November} 22: Education

November 29th, 2011 | Rachel

Join me in the comments or on your own blog as I give thanks every day this month.

From preschool through law school, I feel blessed to have had a challenging yet balanced formal education.  I am thankful for all of the teachers who helped me along the way, particularly my AP government teacher, Jerry Willard, who is the reason I majored in political science as an undergrad, studied in Oxford through a political science program, took an international law class while at Oxford, loved that international law class so much I decided to go to law school, and went to law school at the University of North Carolina, his alma mater.

I believe equal access to education starting from a young age is essential in the fight against poverty, crime, drugs, and a host of other social ailments we have today.  I hope that one day (sooner than later) we will make primary and secondary education the political priority that it needs to be to keep our country socially healthy and globally competitive.

Thank you, formal education.

One Response to “{Thankful November} 22: Education”

  1. Travis says:

    Higher Ed too!

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