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More Open Letters


We’re getting a wonderful response from partners, delegates and Mom Congress members around the country, parents and organizations committed to delivering quality education to all children.  The emotion and passion behind these letters is inspiring.  Here are a few excerpts:

From the National Center for Family Literacy:

Parents are critically important to their child’s educational success:

  • A mother’s reading skill is the greatest determinant of her children’s future academic success (National Institute of Health).
  • A single year of parental education has a greater positive impact on the likelihood of a child attending a postsecondary institution than an extra $50,000 in parental income (Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario).
  • Children spend five times as much time outside the classroom as they do in school (Jim Trelease).

They’ve also created a special Wonder of the Day to coincide with our blog-a-thon that focuses on blogging and standing up for your beliefs, How Do You Have a Voice?

This next post comes from Kimberly Kuhlman, creator of the blog Helping Hands for Hurting Hearts, dedicated to helping parents and families of children who have been bullied.  Kim is the 2011 Mom Congress delegate from Illinois.

When I sat and thought about what I really want for my children, I thought, what I really want is for them to be the kind of people who will leave their mark in some way and make our world just a little bit better. 

Myrdin Thompson, the 2010 Mom Congress delegate from Kentucky, wrote a funny and powerful post about her plans to help her three kids in the ways that they need help this year.

Our 2011 Alabama delegate Jerri Ann Reason wrote to her cute talkative boys about what she wants for them and how she will help them achieve their goals.

Lyssa Sahadevan, who has to be every first grader’s dream teacher, wrote a darling letter to her new students and also a letter to her young son who still has years before he starts schools.  She says, “When I think of what I want for your education, I think first of happiness. I want you to love learning.”

We'll be highlighting more posts throughout the week.  Please join us as we blog our kids back to school!