I just learned, from the ThinkQuest website, why we have such a difficult time appropriately funding education. No surprises here, but it’s a Chinese proverb that I was not aware of.
“If you are thinking a year ahead – plant seeds;
If you are thinking 10 years ahead – plant a tree;
If you are thinking 100 years ahead – educate the people “
When was the last time anyone you know was thinking a hundred years ahead? When was the last time you saw somebody do something a hundred years in mind?
I can think of no one more in need of thinking ahead than teachers — and those who empower teachers.