It takes a village to raise a child.” African Proverb
Listening to all the nearly vicious political debates in the news, I began to wonder. In the middle of all of this, who is watching out for the children?
Is this truly the example we want them to learn?
How can we claim to be good Christians if we live a life filled with hate? Children hear and remember our words, but they learn and mimic our actions.
Are we taking hopes and dreams away from the future of our nation?
It is little short of a miracle that modern methods of instruction have not completely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry.” Albert Einstein
This year, I have been so disappointed in the school my daughter attends. They built a brand new school and football stadium, but they have fewer teachers teaching more students, and classes without enough (if any) books.
Discipline issues are at an all-time high which seems to coincide with how these kids are treated. I have heard teachers speak to children in a manner that I would not speak to a rabid dog. And we wonder what has happened to the attitude of teenagers? If we treat our children like thugs, guess how they start acting?
Yes, we as parents are fully responsible for our children, but does it mean we don’t stand up for the children of others? Why on earth do we allow anyone to treat a child with disrespect? I agree there are some incredible teachers out there and they are simply not paid enough, but I also believe we have teachers right now that shouldn’t even be allowed to train an animal, let alone our children.
It doesn’t stop there either. Spend one day living the life of a teenager, and tell me what you see. Cops hassling kids hanging out at a park for the day? Why? Because they MIGHT be thugs? A couple of teens take their allowance to a store to buy new things and they are followed by security. Why? Because they MIGHT be thugs?
If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” Bernard Baruch
Again, I agree there are problems out there, serious problems that desperately need to be solved. I just don’t believe that labeling all children with the same cloth is the answer.
Yeah, I was in the mood to rant. I will step back off my soapbox now. 😉