William Shuttleworth, Kiwanis Evening Meeting Speaker February 25

Fellow Kiwanians:

Please take a look at the quotes and the link below from a recently published article by our guest speaker, William Shuttleworth, who will be with us for our evening meeting on February 25th.  

You don't want to miss this!  Invite a friend and be prepared for some blunt commentary.

"Last week, the U.S. Postal Service announced it would be terminating mail delivery on Saturdays. The sorry story of the post office has many parallels with American schools."

"When I hear schools tell me that homeschooling and charter schools are the big threats to public schools, I laugh. The real threat is the Internet. A kid can log on, get his or her high school diploma, accepted in all 50 states, and never have to get a hallway pass to pee or put up with the endless malarkey we have created, all in the name of keeping law and order."

"My mother had a cataract and had surgery on it in 1958. She was hospitalized for three days. Her pupil was cut open with a razor blade, the cataract removed and she had to lay perfectly still for 48 hours. Today, it would be an outpatient visit and be done in 20 minutes. Yet, today, schools and the post office are running on 1958 cataract time. Or worse."

William Shuttleworth has been an educator for more than 40 years, pushing the envelope for educational change and innovation and continues to serve as a member of the Maine Charter School Commission. He is a consultant to families who struggle with educational needs of their children.


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