Respect is earned : Honesty is appreciated : Trust is gained : Loyalty is returned.
Recently Superintendent Vargas sent out an email urging district employees to donate school supplies for students.
It is ironic that the superintendent’s plea for school supplies comes on the heels of his cabinet announcement. The members of the Superintendent’s Cabinet including the superintendent make over $150,000.00
It is also ironic that teachers, who earn considerably less than six figures, are expected to furnish their classrooms with the markers, pens, paper, chalk, erasers, poster paper, tablets, etc. that they will need for the entire year with a $100.00 supply’s stipend.
Giving children book bags and school supplies, breakfast and lunch, uniforms, coats, boots, and gloves does nothing more than lesson the responsibility of parents to provide for the needs of their children.
Through our magnanimous generosity we have systematically created a social strata that has become mentally, physically, and spiritually incapable of meeting their own basic needs through hard work and determination.
Yes, there certainly are those in life who are less fortunate than others however, that does not mean that the fortunate have the right to disable and render incompetent those who would and could otherwise provide for themselves.
The school has, once again, usurped the parental role and will use their philanthropic attitude to denigrate those who take advantage of the free handouts. The underlying effect of this overwhelming generosity is the silenced voice of those who should be shouting from the rooftops that their children are being improperly educated at the hands of those who would keep them impoverished in order to feed their six figure salaries.
The poorest of our society have systems in place to help them raise themselves up out of the depths of poverty. However, if we continue to give with no expectation of accountability for what is given, it will not be appreciated or valued but loathed and squandered.
Our children do not need a handout, they deserve an education. Once educated they will be able to meet their own basic needs.
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