If we’re lucky, we’ve had someone in our life who encouraged us to get an education and make a better life for ourself. In my case, my parents and two uncles all encouraged me to go to college. They created an atmosphere where it was expected that I would further my education. I am grateful I had these positive influences in my life. Some people, however, are not so lucky.
I’ve started seeing ads for a documentary that is opening this Friday, September 25, at selected theaters across the country. It’s about an inner-city Chicago high school with an incredible record of achievement – 100 percent of its graduates go on to college and many graduates attend Ivy League universities. This movie sounds like an anecdote to the many millions of excuses that say that something like this cannot be done and is not possible.
If you’re a teacher who’s burnt out and counting the days until retirement, if your a jaded white-collar worker who is going through the motions, if your between jobs and wondering if you will ever get your chance to work at a job you love…you should see this movie (or get it on Netflix when it is available). While I have not seen this movie (yet), I have a feeling you will walk out of the theater feeling inspired with the belief that anything is possible. I will have a review for you soon.