Beyonce Beware: All the Scholar Ladies

Posted on Categories HOPE By Bill Henk | Marquette Educator

As a topic, Education carries more than its fair share of downers. We hear lots of stories about the failures of districts, schools, teachers, children, and families.

Frankly, I thought it would be nice to break from the gloom and doom, and just give you one big feel good post! Actually there are plenty of great education success stories out there, and we’ll try to tell more of them here in the future.

For the time being, though, I want to highlight one small school system in Milwaukee whose storytelling truly stands out. Hope Christian Schools has done a remarkable job of educational video production that I wanted to bring to your attention. Here I share just one video, but you can click here to see four other videos they’ve done that you’ll probably like, too.

By the way, the video I’ve singled out came to my attention through our College of Education beat reporter, Tim Cigelske. Tim was instrumental in conceptualizing the blog and has given us tons of help since its inception.

Anyway, in case you were wondering about the title of this post, the featured video is a parody of Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” — the Song of the Year at this year’s Grammy Awards. The pop diva made history that night by taking home six Grammys. No other woman had been recognized that often at any Grammy awards in any one year, and the show’s been around for over 50 years.

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