I have a seventh grade education and a huge advocate for education-an enlightened country that aspires to serve it’s people and be a world leader would assure that all it’s students have access to higher education- but then that would fly in the face of the current version of capitalism and racism wouldn’t it? And mores the pity.
Education is especially critical for the children of low income, poverty, and sub poverty levels-it is the only real way to break the cycle and strengthen the fabric of communities and the nation.
Those noted for their proclaimed family values should understand this and be in the frontline of advocacy. Yes, that would be the Republicans and Teabaggers.
As an indigenous person I know all too well the destructive reality a lack of education creates-it has only been through education that we have been able to pursue treaty rights.
The future belongs to our children as much as it does those of any other, our hopes, our continued survival as a distinct people falls to them, an onerous burden that will require education-and we intend to see that they have it.
We, and they, deserve something more than being a photo op for political
I take what some would charactereize as contentious positions, I am a shameless
and vocal serial offender of all parties and all politicians as their combined
history in relationship to the nations is offensive at best, and criminal at worst.
Too many broken promises-too much rhetoric-and too little change. There are the rare exceptions to this political norm, but they are a glaring exception rather than the rule.
Our vote, which we have only secured in the last few decades can no longer be
taken for granted-not that it really matters because as a demographic we have
neither the influence, wealth, or economic base to be seen as a game changer.
Through education that is going to change-first on the local level, then the
state level, and then on to Washington in what can be our version of Occupy.
Corrupt tribal leaders would be well advised to mend their ways rather than mimicing the example set in Washington…..as should those self appointed and wannabe leaders and politicians among us.
The future has it’s origin in the present-each day squandered impacts that future and the dividends it can bring-tradition and education are a necessity that can walk hand in hand, there is a desperate need, an imperative, that they do so.