That student went on to graduate from a public school and college and is now WOOD-TV's Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Laura Velasquez.
recently shared with me, "I am absolutely living my dream!
Every day I feel blessed that I come to work and love my job and can make a living doing it."
That is a true public education success story!
was successful in pursuit of her
childhood dream because she
had supportive parents and teachers, personal motivation, and a quality education.
This story is just one of many incredible stories that happen in public schools across America every day.
Apparently, we have not done an effective job of telling our success stories.
I recently heard Dr. John Draper speak and he
quoted a PDK/Gallup Poll of parents with school age children with the following results: