If the new president declares that the latest silver bullet is to vastly expand charter and private schools, isn't he making
We believe the country and its citizens are better than that and the appropriate solution is to do all we can to help these poor kids in crisis by embracing DOE's regulation. In our opinion, that should only be the starting point, however.
Truth be told. And, it is time for truth-telling. We said that because we have not saved the best for last when it comes
This is the second in a series of five blogs that we will post on grit and what it means for poor kids.
Regardless of whether it's "key" or "essential", the question becomes how does one get grit? Who and what helps to build the "passion" and "perseverance" necessary for success? These questions are important for any one at any age.
In an election year that finds both the left and right clamoring for political change, then, it seems suicidal for the Democrats to be putting forward a candidate who is as much a creature of the establishment as Hillary Rodham Clinton is.
Where are the neighbors? Where are the schools and community organizations? Who reaches out to see what the problem is? Does anyone see this child/youth desperately in need of help and hope? Who listens or offers a helping hand amidst the violence and despair they face daily?
Poor parents aren't bad parents, and we aren't always miserable either. I'm not going to sit here and tell you that I want to remain poor for the rest of my life. Like the vast majority of people, I want the best life for my children. But I'm a little tired of seeing only the bad side of being poor.
During my childhood I was aware that I was different in color from the majority of people around me, but my father and mother emphasized brainpower, not color. Color was what you were, but not using your brain was a choice.