A News Story That Makes My Day
March 14, 2008
This is too good not to share. From the New York Times: "For Bronx School's Dancers, the Moves Are Irish," an article about P.S. 59's Irish-dancing African American and Latino kids and their music teacher. Play the video, too.
Happy St. Patrick's Day a wee bit early.
I'm sitting at my desk at work, crying. That is an *amazing* story, Susan, and I thank you for sharing it with us. I can't believe she arranged a trip to IRELAND!!!!
That didn't just make my day - it made my month...at least.
Posted by: Laura | March 14, 2008 at 02:25 PM
I cried, too, Laura. I've even played the video twice. I love that story.
Posted by: Susan T. | March 14, 2008 at 02:36 PM
Tearful too. What an uplifting story. Thank you so much for sharing this.
Posted by: Natalie | March 15, 2008 at 10:19 AM
Natalie, I'm so glad you liked it. That story was by far my favorite thing in the newspaper in a long time.
Posted by: Susan T. | March 15, 2008 at 10:45 AM
It's just amazing what an inspiring teacher can too. I loved the video.
Posted by: Wizards Wireless | March 16, 2008 at 09:20 AM
Thanks for the link! That's the best St. Patties Day present EVER!
Posted by: Mary Lee | March 16, 2008 at 10:07 AM
Top of the morning to you, Susan and Mary Lee. Glad to hear you enjoyed the link! I can see the movie now, can't you?
Posted by: Susan T. | March 16, 2008 at 01:33 PM
I love that story! Thank you for posting it. I'm always so incredibly happy to read stories like this that really vindicate arts education.
Posted by: a. fortis | March 17, 2008 at 01:15 PM
You're so welcome, A. Fortis! Those kids were going to be in the big St. Patrick's Day parade today. I bet they were awesome.
Posted by: Susan T. | March 17, 2008 at 02:04 PM