“King’s Speech” receives praise from our youth
As state and community colleges continue to solidify their importance in today’s emerging economy and the economy of the institution’s own local community, GCCC — or should we say upcoming GCSC — has worked doggedly these past few years in blurring the lines between k12 and higher education.
A greater part of our campus’s mission is making higher education accessible to everyone. With that said, it is important that school age children see from a very early start that there is always a place for them among college graduates and that Gulf Coast State College is there with them every step of the way.
As a department who seeks to advocate and assist students with disabilities in higher education, it is extremely important that we know and understand where our current and potential students come from to help them get to where they want to be.
That being said, the Associated Press has done and interesting piece on the film “King’s Speech,” the story of King George VI of Britain, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it. For 11-year-old Erik Yehl, a Chicago boy who began stuttering in preschool, the movie’s message is, “I’m not stupid.”
Watch the story below:
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