Tonight, the Arrow Education Foundation is holding the Harvest Festival--a fund raiser for the Foundation. The purpose of the foundation is to help educators initiate exemplary learning practices into their classrooms. I can think of no better use for my money. Don't get me wrong. I am a strong supporter of such things as the United Way, the Codington County Animal Shelter, Bramble Park Zoo, and our religious affiliation. Each in its own way makes the world a better place. But teaching children? Could/Should there be a higher priority? Need a doctor? Creatively capture a child's curiosity. Need a lawyer? Creatively capture a child's ability to solve problems. Need entertainment? Creatively capture a budding instrumentalist, vocalist, or performer. Each of these captures begins with a motivated, inspired, involved teacher. They can work miracles. But if I can increase the number of miracles performed by augmenting the meager budgets with which they have to work...if I can give them an extra tool to procure the interest...if I can give them support to learn/teach new things...where is the drawback there? If the result or consequence of that act is one more excited learner, the process...the event...will be a success. After all, do we not reap that which we sow?