The picture above comes from Northpontotoc Upper elementary school in Ecru, MS.  Ecru has less than 1,000 people and is in Pontotoc County just west of Tupelo.

Here is what accompanied the photo.  “These trees were 17 years old when harvested.  The smaller one competed for space in a large plot of other trees and the large one was planted out in the open area.  What if these were students, one in a crowded classroom with a high student/teacher ratio and the other in a smaller classroom with a low student/teacher ratio.  Think about this!”

Think about it indeed.  A graphic message of what is really, really important when trying to educate children.