“As Americans we have access to a vast array of resources. Perhaps the most important first step we can take, as part of a National Strategy, is to identify which of these resources are renewable and sustainable, and which are finite and diminishing. Without doubt, our greatest resource is America’s young people, who will shape and execute the vision needed to take this nation forward into an uncertain future. But this may require a reawakening, of sorts. Perhaps because our nation has been so blessed over time, many of us have forgotten that rewards must be earned, there is no “free ride” – that fair competition and hard work bring with them a true sense of accomplishment. We can no longer expect the ingenuity and labor of past generations to sustain our growth as a nation for generations to come. We must embrace the reality that with opportunity comes challenge, and that retooling our competitiveness requires a commitment and investment in the future.” A National Strategic Narrative
Carl W. Hunt and Chuck Hunt, The Promise of the New Millennials, New American Center: Fulfilling the American Promise in the Connected Age, May 8, 2014.
Special Kids Crusade is a parent-founded 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of children with disabilities and their families.
“The principles of sustainability—security, prosperity, well-being, democracy—awaken us to consider why we educate. If sustainability is the ultimate why, then Education for Sustainability is the ultimate how.” — Creative Change Educational Solutions, a national nonprofit organization making sustainability the focus of policy and practice in K20 education.
“Citizens must commit to the our national reserve — the education of our children” CNN Schools of Thought November 23, 2011