Tuesday, April 29, 2008

You *Can* Fight City Hall

Last night was the budget planning study session at City Hall. In answer to my email plea that went viral over the last few days, many of my friends and neighbors showed up to voice support of the city's tutoring program.

The most amazing speaker, however, was a brave 11-year old girl who stood before the mayor and city council and made the most heartfelt statement you ever heard. She talked about how special she felt having a tutor in kindergarten, and how much it had helped her. She appealed to the council on behalf of the hundreds of students receiving tutoring.

I cried. It was my daughter.

We got the money for one more year.

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