Monday, October 27, 2008

Quote of the Week

This week's quote comes from a famous American playwright, Arthur Miller. Some of you in the junior/ senior section will recognize that he is the author of the play we're currently reading, The Crucible. Miller has a pretty interesting background, including a marriage to Marilyn Monroe, winning the Pulitzer Prize, and refusing to testify against fellow artists during the height of McCarthyism.

Though Miller died in 2005, his work lives on in schoolrooms and on stages across America. His quote is:

"Don't be seduced into thinking that that which does not make a profit is without value."

I thought that this quotation is especially relevant given that grades are closing this week. Remember, please, to try to pass all of your classes and learn all of you learning, but keep in mind that not all knowledge can be accounted for on a rubric or on a scale of one through one hundred. Some of the most valuable lessons I've learned and taught have not appeared on any report card. that said, please have all late and/ or missing work in to me by Friday!

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