Friday, June 17, 2011
Yesterday, we went to the rally to save Catherine Ferguson Academy, the truly wonderful school for pregnant and parenting teens in Detroit that I have mentioned before. And it worked!
Ok, it wasn't the rally that worked, but because of all the letter writing, phone calling, protesting, and persistence of the students, faculty, graduates, community, friends and fans of the school it will be staying open! They're even having summer school.
It all seemed too good to be true. Even as we watched students and faculty abandon their prepared speeches about why they need their school to stay open and cry tears of joy knowing that it would, I couldn't quite believe it.
But it is true! And even though the deal isn't perfect, after listening to the principal, Asenath Andrews, speak about it on the news tonight I feel even better than I did earlier in the day.
Sometimes, people work together and make good things happen. And this is just a really good thing.