Wednesday, June 26, 2013

seven years!

Even More Like A Big City, 2012

This day in 2006, I missed the bus to work and decided to start writing about it. Over 1600 posts, nearly 6200 comments, and 1.2 million page views later, JUTP is still going strong.

Over the past 7 years, we've talked about everything from affordable housing to meeting Hanson. I've gotten to meet a lot of great people, including readers like you, and I'm proud for the opportunity to give back to the community that made me who I am.

2002-2012 farms vs white kids-01
But on a more serious note, one of the reasons I started writing this blog was because of what I perceived as the physical, emotional and political barriers between East County and the rest of Montgomery County. With my brother entering high school next year, I ended up returning to that topic as I helped him and my parents research his choices in the Northeast Consortium.

If you haven't already, I hope you'll read today's post, the first in a series of posts about the current state of Montgomery County Public Schools. While our community prides itself on its diversity, our schools aren't a reflection of that. If we want our kids to excel and our communities to remain great places to live, we need better integrated schools.

Anyway, thanks to everyone who's read and supported me over the years! Without you, I couldn't have kept this up.

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