If I Were President…



There’s been a pit in my stomach all day that is equal parts grief for the victims of the tragedy in Arizona and concern about the price of our increasingly divisive rhetoric.  If I were the President, I would assign some homework.  I would send every American three books.

The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf

It’s Okay to Be Different by Todd Parr

A Little Peace by Barbara Kerley

When I assign reading to my students, we use their reading as a starting point for discussion. Maybe these three books are where we need to start now. There’s a case to be made that it wouldn’t make any difference. But it certainly can’t hurt.

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