January 31st, 2012
It’s been a long time since I was in grade school. I have vague memories of someone in my class eating paste and being sent to the principal’s office (no, it wasn’t me); of crayons and the lined paper with extra-wide lines; the smell of the cafeteria and the joy of recess; and of a 2nd grade group called Nature Nuts which met outside of class to explore the wonders of the natural world. While my memories are distant, there is no doubt that my elementary education helped shape the person I became. At the time, I didn’t know how lucky I was to attend a good school in my small town. However, after watching The Lottery, I realized that not everyone is given an equal opportunity in education.