The Answer Sheet: Role Models


Posted at 04:01 AM ET, 04/26/2013

Why famous dropouts aren't the best advocates for staying in school

Do kids really believe the message?

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:01 AM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mark Wahlberg, Role Models

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 12/10/2009

Real role models: Kids who use adversity to help others

Heard enough about Tiger Woods as a fallen role model? My colleague Tracee Hamilton, in her Post column today, makes definitive mincemeat out of anybody who thought Woods was a role model in more than great golfing technique. How about teenager Brryan Jackson as a role model for kids? When he was 11 months old, his father intentionally injected him with HIV-tainted blood, hoping to avoid paying child support. Brryan got AIDS but survived and is doing amazing things to help others.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:30 AM ET, 12/10/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Civics Education, Civics Education | Tags:  kids as role models, role models