In the past three weeks I’ve

10/30/08 — In the past three weeks I’ve had the opportunity to meet three of my old students from 30 years ago when I taught at Oceanlake Elementary School in Lincoln City, Oregon. What a delight! Even though two of the three sometimes gave me a hard time in class (well, okay, one of them drove me nearly crazy), they have all turned out to be fantastic adults who are contributing to society in important ways.

Educators take note: Keep your head up. Even the most difficult students often turn out fine.

Kids, you take note, too: No matter how hard school is for you, and how many troubles your life seems to be piling on, an education is your ticket to success and personal fulfillment.