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Truth and Hope: Dedicated to Education

When passion and dedication for others success meet, such things are not only possible, but inevitable. An inspiring speech with rays of truth and hope, please share it with your networks.

Via Forbes: Every now and then a speech comes along that reminds me why public speaking is still essential and why I said back in 2003 that the only reason to give a speech is to change the world.
But the speech does a great deal more than that.  It is beautifully constructed around 2 stories – the first one illustrating what is possible, and the second what is next, as Johnston says.  His real themes are truth and hope.  He says children need both from the adults around them – and then kids can do anything.  Johnston delivers the speech with passion and real feeling, even choking up at one point as he talks about his kids.
I had tears in my eyes by the end of the speech, and you will too.  Johnston’s dedication to education and the real progress he has been able to make deserve to be celebrated.  Watch the speech and reaffirm your faith in teaching and teachers – and most of all students.
Caveats aside, this speech will have you standing up and cheering for education by the end.  It’s 21 minutes that are worth spending on the future of our children.  Watch it, and tell everyone you know about it.  And thanks, Mike, for your service to education.
Watch the video here.

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