– Marva Collins
Anita Haltom’s Birthday Card
Our friend Anita turned 80! We went to her Birthday party at the VFW on Saturday. Anita can run circles around me. She’s an energetic and beautiful lady. I’m proud to call her my friend. Her husband Harold threw a big wing-ding for her, complete with karaoke. NO…. I do not sing! (just in case you were wondering)
About Marva Collins
American educator Marva Collins pioneered progressive education for disadvantaged children. She was born in Alabama on August 31, 1936 and in her 20′s moved to Chicago, where she founded a school for children who were at risk. After one year, every child tested at least five grades higher. Many public schools have successfully implemented her methods. She has appeared on 60 Minutes and Good Morning America and she received the National Humanities Medal from President Bush in 2004. She believes every child is a winner until someone convinces him or her too thoroughly otherwise.