In other news, water is wet and the sky is blue.
Yawn? How sad that the suffering of children bores you.If everyone
knows that poverty causes problems for students, then why is the greatest reform
tool punitive testing that puts all of the blame on teachers? It's like
weighing a pig more often to help it gain weight.If you ask me, the
biggest takers in America aren't the working poor who rely on government
services, but the oligarchs who employ them. There has to be mutual respect
between labor and management, for society to thrive. God said that
we were to live by the sweat of our own brows, not by manipulating markets to
unfairly profit from the oppression of our brothers and sisters.
Yawn! Anger! Frustration! As a school board member on the Salt Lake Board
over 30 years ago, we already knew that poverty was a primary contributor to
educational inequality. What's so sad is that it doesn't appear that
in more than a quarter century since, America hasn't really learned this
important lesson and allowed other countries to advance their students, putting
our Country on the path towards becoming a second-rate country.
Yes, Mr. B. What was Mother Theresa thinking when she wore out her life serving
the impossibly poor in Calcutta? She should have given them the tongue lashing
they so richly deserved. Perhaps if she had, the problems of poverty would have
been solved. Instead, she pampered them with her loving service. Probably more
prisons would have helped, too. It would seem to me that our
country needs a hero like Charles Dickens, who opened the eyes of society in his
day to the poverty and injustice. Today, we have talking heads who massage the
egos of the selfish. To my wonderful LDS brothers and sisters, read
the Book of Mormon. Never did the poor bring down society, but the rich.
Wouldn't it be nice of no one looked at themselves as a victim and just
took responsibility for their future?