By Gordon Gray Monday, August 29, 2011
Some people give back to their community. Then there's Fresno County School Superintendent Larry Powell, who's giving up $800,000 — his own salary for the next three years — in hopes his act of generosity will help restore faith in the government he once taught students to respect.
He started his career as a high school civics teacher and has made anti-bullying his mission. He oversees 195,000 students in 325 California schools.
(READ the AP story at MSNBC)
|Civics and World|
Are we supposed to be boosters or promoters? What are we supposed to be? Not destroyers of community; not extinguishers of hope. We need to think about our impact. We tend to say we don't have one; we just pass along the news. Readers say otherwise.