The great Steve Hartman’s piece this week on a teacher in a dirt-poor Texas town, who overcame her own poverty in the Philippines and was almost deported here, forces us to examine why some people “make it” and others don’t.
A young student says he’s learned to never give up. “You can do anything you want in this world, as long as you never give up,” he says.
Let’s think about this. What if everyone “never gave up”? Would the world be different?
About the blogger
Bob Collins retired from Minnesota Public Radio in 2019 after 12 years of writing NewsCut and pointing out to complainants that posts weren’t news stories. A son of Massachusetts, he was a news editor 1992-1998, created the MPR News regional website in 1999, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day lamented that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.