Today was Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
A day for people to reflect on their lives, to look around themselves, to notice what has been happening, and what could be corrected.
Making change does not always mean risking your life, it doesn’t always mean standing in front of an angry nation and asking them to see the truth, and it doesn’t always mean you will have a day named for you for years to come.
Martin Luther King Jr. was a real hero.
But today, I have a dream too.
My dream is of a school system that aids the growth of students, rather than stunts it.
I have written. My, have I written.
You all know my lengthy thoughts about this.
But I have come to the conclusion and realization that it does no one good to talk.
I asked for ideas- I received encouragement, but nothing to climb on.
I decided it’s time to stop talking and start doing.
It’s past the point that I could just let it go, and continue my life, hoping to have a good school available for my children.
I also don’t want to fight those who gave me my education.
I want to work with them.
I will attempt what seems impossible- to teach an old dog new tricks.
It just has to happen.
If you have attended a frum high school for girls (sorry boys, we’ll get to you soon I hope!) or attend one currently, I beg you from the bottom of my heart to fill out this survey.
With the answers from the survey, I will have collected the data that I need to go to the next phase of my plan.
But at this point- I need every single one of you.
Help me with this.
Help change the lives of the future.
Help create a safer, happier, more successful school system.
Help me make change.
The survey is completely anonymous, and extremely important.
Please share it with your family, your friends, your old classmates, your current classmates, your neighbors and cousins and everyone you know.
I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. who didn’t step down when he knew something had to be changed- let’s make some change.