A good example of how a community blog can generate conversation and interest in a grassroots initiative.
This site is dedicated to furthering community discussion about the needs and state of Fort Bend ISD. We start from the premise that Fort Bend has the teachers, talent, and resources to become a model of excellence and achievement in our schools. Our goal is to ensure we’re using our resources, listening to our best teachers, involving our community and tapping the talent of all our children to achieve that vision.
The comments to the posts are wonderful. Some are attacks, some are insightful and all are passionate (for the most part). Visit it just to get an idea on what you can do for your school district.
Of course, since I don’t live there and haven’t read all the posts, I can’t say that I agree or disagree with the posters. I can say that attention to the needs of school is necessary. And even attacks bring attention to the issues.
Get involved in the education system… it affects everyone. If you don’t have kids yourself, just think that you want educated, qualified employees at your business. Where do you think those are coming from?