Door to Door Update
September 22, 2011 § Leave a Comment
On Monday, I started knocking on doors in my neighborhood – West Riverside. I learned a lot on my first day out there. Big lessons learned are:
1) This is going to take a lot longer than I thought.
2) Education affects everyone, so everyone has some opinion on it.
3) This is tough to do because as a father of young children, I need to be home during prime ‘door knocking’ hours (5 – 7 PM).
I averaged about one home every 15 minutes. I met all kinds of people on my first day – a tutor for HS aged students, a political professional who is working to create a new school in the forthcoming Bio-District, a neighbor who thinks every child should take Latin, and many many, more. However, at this point, nobody I have met with has school-aged children.
I think I need to continue the door to door work in the five different neighborhoods, but I want to compliment this with effort with some targeted empathetic outreach in areas highly trafficked by parents of young children – Head Starts, Pre Schools, Day Cares, etc. I will be able to target those areas during the work day, which will make this more manageable.