"Wisdom is knowing the truth, and telling it."~~Unknown
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Is Our Kids Learning?
Yeah, I know the title, but I was having a little Deja Vu and for a minute thought about George W. Bush. So, I decided to dedicate this article in honor of him. Anyway, I came across an article that made me wonder if this is why our kids are not learning?
Nowadays, with all the budgets cuts school is almost non-existence...for those that are not rich that is. Well, at least that is the direction we're heading in out here in good ole sunny California(BTW, Sunny California is a myth). Arnold has our schools on life support and possibly dying of that closing down schools death in the future here in California. Nevertheless, we have enough problems in California schools due to the budget axe that keeps on chopping, chopping, and chopping away. In fact, I believe Arnold missed his calling as lumberjack the way he is hacking away at all of our vital programs.
Although, this topic is about a school it is not about a school in California. Therefore,I can say...Thank you Jesus! I say that with a little prayer thrown in for good measure, a rabbit's foot, and fingers crossed because you never can tell what might happen at schools nowadays. Keeping hope alive is getting harder by the day. Anyway, I'm glad that far as I know none of our teachers have went this far that is yet. You never know what the recession might bring.
I understand and know that we have a crisis going on with funding for schools these days. But hey! Are we lacking books in sex education too? Apparently, some schools these days are offering hands on experience in sex education. I guess it is cheaper than buying books. Some teachers are improvising and letting their creativity shine through in a way that is not making them look too bright upstairs, which is another price we have to pay for lack of money.
This particular teacher must have gotten her teaching credentials at "Shorty Johnson's Fool and His Money Club" because she wasn't exactly teaching any of those type of courses you learn at a higher learning institute to teach the younger minds. Well, I bet that school never has to worry about male absentees or dropouts, especially, if they have her for a teacher.
All of my life I observed people and often wondered why hatred between the human beings exists. As a black woman I have experienced it proliferated towards my people and me in myriad extreme and often subtle forms in which one could ever imagine toward a group of people.
One day, while meditating I asked the question why do people hate so much not knowing that this question would take me on a journey that would lead to an answer which has been one of the greatest deceptions in the history of mankind.
My journey has led me to the place that I am now, which is fighting against injustice, inequality, and enslavement of the minds of my people by the pharaohs of today.
Lord knows I am not perfect, nor do I profess to be. Neither are my people and no human being on earth is as a matter-of-fact. There are human flaws in every single race.
So, then my question is what gives one race the idea that they should have control over all others?