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LETTERS - An inspiring lesson

Re “She finally has a home: Harvard,” Column One, June 20

source: Los Angeles Times

圖: Khadijah Williams, with her mother, Chantwuan, left, and sister Jeanine at a storage facility, says of her mother: “She would tell me I had a gift, she would call me Oprah.”

讀書投書: 對游民Khadijah Williams要去哈佛唸書此篇文章的觀感。

Related article: She finally has a home: Harvard

I congratulate Khadijah Williams and those who helped her. May she live her dream.

Now, what about her 32-year-old mother and her younger sister who are apparently still homeless?

As a volunteer tutor, I have learned that a child loses three months of education every time he or she is moved to a different school. Homeless children often change schools several times each school year.

It is time for all of us to find our compassion, our sense of the common good, and loudly say we will no longer put up with homelessness. We must write and call our political leaders. We must send contributions to homeless service agencies. We must teach our children that homelessness is unacceptable. We must volunteer our time.

Elaine Butler


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 agencies第四級agency(仲介;代理) 的複數
 compassion第五級[名詞] 憐憫;同情
 congratulate第四級[動詞] 祝賀;恭禧
 contributions第四級contribution(貢獻) 的複數
 inspiring第四級inspire(鼓舞) 的現在分詞
 learned第四級[形容詞] 有學問的,博學的;精通的; learn(學習) 的過去式及過去分詞
 volunteer第四級[動詞] 自願(做); [名詞] 志願者,義工