Wednesday, June 30, 2010

I believe the Children are our Future


"I believe the children are our are future
Teach them well and let them lead the way
Show them all the beauty they possess inside
Give them a sense of pride to make it easier"


Whitney Houston says it best with those few words. I honestly believe that our children hold the key to our future. It is a war I have with myself and sometimes my husband quite often. I am not 100% sure that their future is best left to the public school system and I question it more and more each day.
Now I realize that many are not in a position to be able to homeschool an we are not sure if that is an option we are wanting to pursue at this time. So knowing that it is very frustrating to me as a mother of 3 young children that deserve a fair education like every other child in this country, to watch as members of our government refuse to send out aid to states to help the teachers be able to keep their jobs. Thus creating larger class sizes and less one on one time with the children. No way to afford to update the books and keep computers current. No librarians in many schools so the library is not available for them to get the information that they need. There are so many ways that this affects our future, but all we hear about from those that are not willing to let the legislation pass is that they need to stop the deficit spending. I UNDERSTAND that we don't want to pass this debt on to our children, grandchildren etc, however if we continue to lower our quality of education because of it, those children, grandchildren etc are not going to have an education that makes them able to compete with foreign countries for jobs that will help to keep this country afloat.
So the next time you hear them talking about not passing this bill or many others that would help in this recession that is hurting SO MANY of our precious children, remember, the lack of money spent today will affect those children in a way that may not be exactly positive either!!

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  1. I can understand what your saying. Thankfully I'm in a smaller school district. Our class sizes aren't that bad. My children enjoy seeing their friends each day. BUT, with the things in the news (people shooting up schools, Shady teachers, etc) I can understand why more people are choosing to home school. I'm following from Follow me back Tuesday. Stop by when you get a chance: http://www.luvsavingmoney.info

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