Rochester, N.Y.-- "There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children." -- Nelson Mandela
According to President Obama, a highly-educated and skilled workforce will be the key not only to individual opportunity, but to the overall success of our economy as well. We cannot be satisfied until every child in America has equal access and the same chances for a good education-- the same opportunity afforded every one's children.
We at the Voice Reporter believe that the two most important indicators of a child's future success in life is the ability to read and having access to educational opportunities.
A child's attitude toward and patterns of reading, learning and even expectation for success in life are set as early as grade four. We can not fail our children. As we embark on the New Year, let all citizens of the world place the value of education and our children's future front and center-- right where it should be.
Video slideshow by Ove Overmyer.