Rich James struck a sympathetic note with me in his Aug. 24 column when he wrote, “It would have been easier to learn Russian than understand how Indiana funded its public school system.” I dropped out of a Russian class, and my mind fogs up when I study school finance.
Perception might not be reality, but for most people it is the truth. One of life’s greatest challenges is trying to discern between what we think we know and what is.
Grandpa was in hog heaven! My daughter’s family from London had joined my wife and me in Florida for spring break. Now I was babysitting my two grandchildren while the others went shopping.
It’s 1961, and I’m walking toward the front entrance of Roosevelt High School, Gary. What a beautiful structure and park-like setting, with manicured lawn and trees giving testimony that this school has pride!
Martin Henrichs, of Valparaiso, is former president of Leadership Councils of America.
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