An interesting story about a guy who wanted to get involved in the schools in his community. So he set out to make it happen. We have another video of Dave Eggers, after the continued.
My point though: if you are able, there's no excuse not to be involved SOMEHOW in the education process of your community. Public, private, charter, home schools -- doesn't matter. Once a year, or 300 days a year -- doesn't matter. Make a committment to give at least an hour of your time in 2009. Here are some interesting ideas to get you started:
Once Upon A School (link)
Link Ed: Bringing The Education Community Together (link)
The Critical Educator Network (link)
Resources For Indispensable School And Educators (link)