Thursday, October 11, 2012

Wake up people

Today,  compared to any other day, I read a lot of news,  I listen to stories from the people who call me. It sad to read and listen. 

Today is different. Today, my eyes are open even more to this crazy American we live in. It pains me to see the trouble my son has to live with every day for the mistake he made. At the same time I am grateful to him for open my eyes to the world around me.  
 I would say my eyes are so open, I can now see the light. That is not true. My eyes are so open to see the darkness this American is headed.

Today, I read an article about a Texas School who want their kids to wear a special ID necklace so they can track them where every they are. If the kid is late coming to school, The ID will wake them up. Now on paper this sounds like a good idea, but is happening to our Personal privacy and personal freedoms?

If successful, the tracking program could save the district as much as $175,000 lost daily to low attendance figures, which in part determine school funding. Higher attendance could lead to more state funding in the neighborhood of $1.7 million.

All about the money, The heck with teaching the kids’ stuff that would make them want to come back. Or offer help to the kids who might live in a trouble home and can’t make it to school, because of number of reason. Nope all about the money. 

Now I would not write right about just this story alone. I said above this day is different. After I read this story, that was sent to me by email. I go to Facebook and come across this story.

Everyone wants their child to succeed, and while that may look different for each kid, it shouldn't be based on how they look.
"The students should be measured for where they are, because the color of your skin doesn't determine that," she said.

A school board want to lower the standard for each color of skin. I would call this racist! If you really wanted to improve education, it would start by improving the standard of living for ALL students. A kid who is tired and hungry and stressed from poverty conditions is not going to perform up standard in school.  

 Again, all about the money. 

Why not used the money to help the kids at HOME.

The two stories have so much in common. 

Where is American going? 
Not UP, but down,, way down. I don’t like this, don’t like it at all.

1 comment:

DeAnn said...

Good thoughts, Lora! Our country is definitely headed in the wrong direction. I'm not sure I can honestly sing "I'm Proud to be an American" anymore.