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November 17, 2009 - Kylie Saari
While covering a recent school board meeting in an outlying city, I heard the superintendent remembering how he used to daydream in class. He described the teacher's exasperation and his befuddlement at what he was doing wrong. I expected to hear him launch into a speech about how kids need to focus or how he eventually overcame this tendency to go on and become the leader of his district. Instead, he said, "I never understood how something so wonderful could be wrong." I applaud him for recognizing that rapt attention at all times during the school day is impossible, and not even desirable for all kids. Kids are only kids once; let them dream once and awhile.
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