President Kennedy once stated: “The very word ‘secrecy’ is repugnant in a free and open society… We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent fact far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it.”
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?’
Education is about much more than textbooks and classrooms. It’s also about the multitude of unanticipated life-challenging situations that affect our lives. It even goes beyond teachers and students. It is a lifelong journey, and we need to celebrate it as such.
Almost all of us who grew up here in northern New Mexico know what an “acequia” (ditch) is. This vast ditch system, was constructed way over two centuries ago to carry irrigation water from the rivers and streams that begin in our mountains to the lush fields and orchards and gardens of almost every mountain valley here.