Thursday, February 23, 2012

Shorter summer break mentioned at the DeKalb County School System address.

I sometimes find interesting news reports on the web like the story in the AJC outlining the possibility of shorter summer breaks in DeKalb County.  The story quotes two Dunwoody residents (Gil Hearn - Parents for DeKalb Schools & Nancy Jester - School Board) who differ on the reaction of parents on the proposed change.  AJC school reporter, Maureen Downey has an excellent recap of the speech at this link that is worth reading along with the blog comments.

Besides the "normal" news sources, I also found informational bits that can be pulled from Twitter that are just as interesting, below are quotes from the speech that were posted to Twitter.

1 comment:

Daughter of the Poet said...

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?

Sonnet # 18

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate;
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date;
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm'd;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance or nature's changing course untrimm'd;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st;
Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st:
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

William Shakespeare