Wednesday, November 2, 2011

San Antonio Mayor knows education impacts city's future economic success

What is it about Laredo that its so-called leaders do next-to-nothing to promote education? Do they not see the direct link between a well-educated populace and a thriving, successful city? Sadly, not only do they not see this link, but it almost seems as if they are threatened by the mere notion of a well-informed, more educated citizenry. Well, its a good thing for the Alamo City that Mayor Julian Castro does not share the same kind of insecurity as our own mayor and seedy council.


San Antonio leaders want volunteers to brush up on Dr. Seuss, mentor a middle school child and help a high school student score some financial aid.

On Monday, Mayor Julián Castro and other officials announced plans to propel an army of 1,500 volunteers into area schools this year by launching a three-pronged initiative called SERVE SA.

To reach educational goals outlined during the city's SA2020 vision-setting process, SERVE SA would expand the SA Reads campaign for elementary children and the Inspire U mentoring program for middle and high school students.

The initiative will also promote Student Aid Saturdays to help college-bound students fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

“There is one goal that stands above the rest in San Antonio, one thing we need to accomplish in order to become the city of our dreams,” Castro said to the crowd gathered at Cafe College for the program's launch. “That's to ensure that more of our young people go on to graduate from high school, graduate from college and are ready to take on the jobs of the 21st century.”


  1. The Mayor can Hope and Wish....but La Raza would rather have sex.

  2. I don't know if we're a mentoring kind of culture. We'll mentor if there's a sports related activity involved, but as far as sitting down with a student and checking homework, that's another thing.