HOW IS THIS FOR A PLEASANT SURPRISE IN A DISMAL PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION YEAR!

Today, I was duly impressed by this article and video, “Merrick Garland, Tutor”: https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2016/03/19/merrick-garland-tutor?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=email580-image&utm_campaign=SCOTUS

MERRICK GARLAND
MERRICK GARLAND TUTOR

This was a story about a man that I had never heard of, named Merrick Garland; the story is a simple story about a man who volunteered to tutor elementary school students and has been a volunteer for 10 years.

But what most impressed me was, the man’s commitment to kids, the reason for the man’s volunteering commitment, and the nature of the man’s daytime job.

All my life, I was a public school teacher by choice; and my purpose had been to make schools a place kids would want to go and where kids would actually enjoy working, to learn.

My concept of kids was that they had been born with all the intelligence they would every have, kids are capable of learning anything, and they were no different from any adult, except they had neither the experience, nor opportunity to learn that most adults had; for me, children are never inferior to adults in any way intellectually regardless of age.

Unfortunately, I did not find most adult teachers, adult parents, and just adults, agreed with my concept of children; and I discovered that children were very much aware of adults looking down on children as inferior intellectually, and more.

So I was stricken by Mr. Garland’s diligence and fortitude in his volunteer endeavor tutoring children and especially I was impressed by why he did it.

MERRICK GARLAND AND FAMILY
MERRICK GARLAND AND HIS FAMILY

In all honesty, I have not been duly impressed with humanity in America during this Presidential Election year of 2016; therefore, the highlight of this election year for me, so far, was to discover that Merrick Garland in this story was actually the man who President Obama has appointed to be a Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.

God is good!

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