‘Nuf Said

We saw many of the “Memorials” around Washington DC today – VietNam, WWII, Korean War, Lincoln, Jefferson, The Holocaust Museum – all striking and thought provoking. But one surprised me in that I wasn’t really aware of it, and that was the Franklin D. Roosevelt memorial. Very well done. I put two photos of quotes of his below – they say it all (I guess its that 1,000 word thing with pictures).
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It says, “THE TEST OF OUR PROGRESS IS NOT WHETHER WE ADD MORE TO THE ABUNDANCE OF THOSE WHO HAVE MUCH IT IS WHETHER WE PROVIDE ENOUGH FOR THOSE WHO HAVE TOO LITTLE.”

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2 Responses to ‘Nuf Said

  1. Kristen says:

    Hi Brian,

    I’m a Master’s student at the University of Michigan getting certified for secondary science ed. We’ve been given a list of good blog’s to keep an eye on, and I checked in to yours… Thanks for posting these poignant pictures… I don’t know much about your political leanings, but as soon as I read the first quote by FDR, I wondered “how can our politicians live and work in proximity to such bold and celebrated expressions of decency, and still focus their attention on big money and big business?” I understand the great tide of capitalism and that our free society is due to and supports the pursuit of wealth and success, but do they ever consider thoughts like the ones expressed here and think that maybe we need to adjust the focus a little?

  2. Linda says:

    Hi Brian, I am a graduate student at the University of Michigan School of Education. I am studying to be a secondary ed teacher in biology and Spanish. I was very moved by your blog posting, especially the words of FDR. I just finished reading the book, Savage Inequalities, where the author describes in detail the great inequity which exists in our urban schools. What FDR said is true, we will be judged by posterity based on what we do for those who have too little. I’m hoping to make a difference by teaching high school students in a suburb of Detroit.

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