Stand Up for Missouri Public Schools
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What the public schools mean to me (and hopefully to you too)
Written by Gary Sharpe, President, Missouri Public School Advocates.
I’m an advocate for the Public Schools because they have made all the difference in my life. I was born in 1941, the youngest of eight children, into a relatively poor farm family where love was plentiful, cash money was extremely scarce, and a high school education was unusual. My father completed the 6th grade and my mother completed grade 8. I never lived through the formal years of the Great Depression but experienced it vicariously through the stories and teachings of my parents who worked so hard to feed their family and lived off the crops their labor produced. Read more…