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Why can’t kids get good grades? I don’t think it has anything to do with Pluto or trees.

Over generations, science has shown us that we understand very little about how the universe works. As we continue to learn, our knowledge changes and this changes the lessons we teach our children. After all, there was a time when it was believed that the Sun revolved around the Earth.

Why can’t kids get good grades? How about Xboxes, social media and television. How about those who want to blame the “system” and then do nothing more to help improve and change what is in place. Is it because of the grumpy nature of adults when it comes to education? The day I stop learning something new about this wonderful world is the day they lay me in the ground.

Why can’t kids get good grades? Because as a society, as a community, we do not always support those whom we rely on to educate our children.

Teachers should have our support and not our derision.

We also need to understand there are programs like mentoring and BEACON that rely on volunteers to help our struggling students.

We need to take an active approach in our children’s lives. And together, teachers, volunteers and parents, we can make sure our children have the best education they can receive. Our children can then become the new world-changers.

—Dan Johnson


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