Friday, January 26, 2007

Movie of the Day

The Boys of Baraka, an incredible story of a group of boys who were taken from their crime-ridden school in Baltimore to an experimental school in Kenya, and the dramatic turnaround in their lives. Without giving anything away, it's a damning indictment of the opportunities we afford our kids from the ghetto, and I think really makes a case for the voucher system.

While on the topic, here's a related quote of the day:
One of the most reliable predictors of whether a boy will succeed or fail in high school rests on a single question: does he have a man in his life to look up to? Too often, the answer is no. High rates of divorce and single motherhood have created a generation of fatherless boys. In every kind of neighborhood, rich or poor, an increasing number of boys—now a startling 40 percent—are being raised without their biological dads.

Be a mentor! You can't replace a dad, but if you can make a tiny bit of a difference in someone's life, then yours is a life worth living!

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