**POSTING THIS AGAIN BECAUSE IT IS FABULOUS AND EVERYONE COULD USE A LITTLE INSPIRATION AS THIS SCHOOL YEAR BEGINS**
made me extremely proud to be a teacher, *AND* music educator.
To those in Washington dolling out our fate, take 10 minutes out of your day to watch these two clips. Taylor Mali says it better than any of us possibly ever can, and Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir is a goose-bump inducing, breath-taking masterpiece. Please find other solutions to our problems than crippling an already limping educational system. We need hope, not heart-ache. We all make a difference, that's why do what we do. Do the right thing. Fix it.