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May 3, 2005

the school trip to Washington

I'm quoted in a wire service article entitled "A Rite For Generations. School trips again are a capital idea. With terror fears abating, students are returning to meet the nation's symbols." As I told the reporter, Gil Klein, I don't think there's any specific research in favor of taking kids on fieldtrips to Washington. But I like the idea. I thought of my Mom, who took her class of elementary students from Syracuse to DC in 2000 or 2001. They raised all the money for their trip, travelled on a shoestring, did lots of preparation during the preceding year, and had an unforgettable experience. I also remembered my own first visit to Washington when I was a teenager, and what an impression of nobility I took from the Lincoln Memorial and the Capitol.

May 3, 2005 8:29 AM | category: none


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