One of the largest states in the USA with one of the smallest population of residents in the USA. That combines for a once a year conference for all educators in MT. Enjoy a quick view of Billings, MT.
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Dr. Bill Cosby and his co-author Dr. Alvin Poussaint appeared on Meet the Press with David Gregory last weekend with Rep. Maxine Waters (CA) and Mayor Adrian Fenty of Washington, D.C. Each one said it in different ways but they all agreed--parenting is KEY to answering problems of education reform, high unemployment, high crime, high incarceration rates, and rising economic uncertainty.
My favorite quotes? Cosby's, "You've got to go home and be a parent!" along with Obama's insistence on last Father's Day that missing fathers have brought suffering to the foundations of family. Dr. Poussaint wished for a national conference call on parenting while Rep. Waters reported that a recent Black Caucus Retreat identified parenting as their number one concern. Cosby reported the massive impact that serving another person can have (even on prisoners) and Mayor Fenty predicted a tremendous favorable impact just from the images of Barack Obama preparing his young daughters to go off to school. But hey, check out the 5+ minutes of video clips and see the whole program on Meet the Press.