Monday, July 21, 2014

Facing the Giant is Half the Battle

My mother (who never finished high school) knew a few things about giants and bullies. When standing toe to toe with an oversized opponent (or an overwhelming task), my mother always said: "The bigger they are ... the harder they fall." Her legacy is one that consistently had a heart for the underdog. Although she is no longer with us today, her words, wisdom, and passion continue to live on before us.

To fight for a fair and dignified education is not always an easy task. Sometimes (as parents, guardians, and advocates) the educational giants we face (unqualified teachers, bully administrators, untrustworthy school districts, and inept school boards) appear bigger and stronger than any power we possess. However, even if we feel like an underdog, we should not lose hope, but remember that facing the giant (no matter how large or threatening) is always half the battle.


Difficult things take a long time, impossible things a little longer.
-Author Unknown

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