Monday, March 7, 2011

Sports Pit

That is where this country keeps pouring its money... that is what we are investing in.  So sad.  I just can't stand the fact that our nation so heavily rewards those who are only rated on a limited ability, an ability that really has no productive addtition to our society.  I do not doubt that there are generous atheletes that give back, but the whole system is generally directed towards a negative path.  There is a reason that most commercials related to sports are focused on sex, alcohol and sodas.  These are some of our countries worse crutches, so why do we continue to pour our money in the pit?  The truly productive individuals, especially teachers, are so underpaid.  Our schools are falling down around us.  We continue to cut programs, especially the arts, but sports stars are living fantasy lives.  Kids are not trying to get the great grades, they are spending all their time, dreaming about making it big in the sports field because that is where the money is.  And then people wonder why our country is failing.  Why can't we wake up and stop obsessing about men and women playing professional sports?

Monday, January 17, 2011

Bus Bully & Safety Solution

Our Government continually cuts funding for schools but then wonders how what is wrong with our country.  We need more money in our schools.  We need to invest in the education, protection and mental health of our youth.

One of the things that amazes me is we have one adult on our buses.  One adult to drive, load and unload and monitor behavior.  Is this beyond ridiculous to anybody else.  We are willing to put the safety of our children at risk because our schools do not have the funding to hire two individuals per bus.  Just think how dangerous it is to drive and watch what is happening with 40 kids all at the same time.  Why is our society OK with this!?!?  Have we really come to just accept that education is not a priority because of cost.... 

How can this be changed?  When will the money in this country start going to where it is needed as opposed to where it is wanted.