Tuesday, February 01, 2005
On this day:

"You could have the best building in the world, but that doesn't mean the children are going to learn"

The Cornerstone School in Woodlawn, near Birmingham, proves that there's more to education than a pretty building. According to Cornerstone's web site:

For hundreds of families living in the inner city communities of Birmingham, Alabama, Cornerstone has provided hope beyond the public schools in their communities that have often been characterized as war zones. The vast majority of these families are headed by single females and qualify for free or reduced lunches. Cornerstone’s commitment is to ensure that no family living in the inner city is forced to send their child to a failing school. In addition to a sound understanding of the basics, Cornerstone teaches students how to learn and think for themselves. We nurture their love for learning and help them develop sound Christian values that will guide them through the rest of their lives. We call it, “building exemplary character for leadership.” They are the children that will influence and lead their communities toward renewal and self-sufficiency.

Hmmmm...what's that we keep hearing about the need to funnel more money into public education?