Poverty: The state of one who lacks a usual or socially acceptable amount of money or material possessions.
Poverty is being blamed for the educational failure of children in America.
Reducing mis-education to a problem of poverty or race is simply a distraction keeping people from realizing the real cause for the failure of our government to provide an excellent, child centered, developmentally appropriate, experiential education to all children.
The reality is, in order to maintain a class system in America there must be a socially acceptable amount of money or material possessions to be had in order to qualify for “middle class” making you better than “lower class” people while hoping to become “upper class” citizens.
The reluctance to change from a corporate based model of education where budgets determine policy is because of the inherent fear that if everyone is equal, no one is special and therefore no one is better than anyone else.
The reality is, everyone is special, no one is better than anyone else, and the corporate model is working hard to erase our human uniqueness so the gifts and talents of the human spirit can be controlled and manipulated by the wealthy and purchased by the middle class to support the lower class.
By allowing corporations to control our system of education Americans will continue to be taught that only a few people are special and the rest of us live better because of those special people who deserve to be paid an enormous amount of money for their special qualities while the rest of us eek out a middle class existence or live in poverty.
An excellent, child centered, developmentally appropriate, experiential education that concentrates on the gifts and talents of all children is the only way to be free of the oppressive notion that money should drive our society when we should be concentrating on producing well informed adults who respect themselves and others.
It is time we give all of our children the opportunity to be the best they can be regardless of poverty.
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