Crazy Friday morning so I’ll keep this brief.
I opened up the Cleveland Plain Dealer to find that Shaw high school had raised the $200,000 necessary for a band trip to China. Thanks to the local readers in the Cleveland area, the school will be able to attend.
I then had the following conversation with myself:
-Wow. That’s a lot of money for a band.
-Yea, but they are reknowned
-But just think of what else could’ve been done with that money, in that community, at that school
-Yea, but as a former band geek, you have to be happy for them – the geeks got their day
-And, you know that’s a drop in the bucket compared to what schools spend on athletics
-Yea, but $200,000 - is that the best use of those dollars? I keep coming back to that.
-What – you don’t think kids should be cultured?
As you can see, I’m really torn. What do you think?