Vacation: A period of time that a person spends away from home, school, or business usually in order to relax or travel.
Day 3 of this vacation and the better weather has drawn children out of their homes and into the streets, literally.
Bored children are going for walks or just getting outside for something different to do. They are walking in the street because the sidewalks are not shoveled and impassable at points.
Those who have chosen to venture outside for some exercise are fortunate even though they are facing the dangers of traffic from walking in the street and are exposed to unsafe societal conditions; these are the times when pedophiles roam the streets looking for unattended children on vacation.
The children who have chosen to stay indoors face issues of lack of exercise and poor lighting conditions with their eyes glued to a television screen or computer monitor.
Still other children will take this vacation opportunity to simply stay in bed, compounding the feelings of depression that have been nurtured in an uncaring system of education.
It is unconscionable to continue to place our children in these situations simply because this is the way it has always been done. We no longer live in an agrarian society where children must be in the field helping to support the family financial structure.
Changing the way we do things is the only way we will change our failure to properly educate ALL of our children into success.
Keeping children in school, actively engaged in the learning process, year round, stresses the importance of education.
Providing All of our children with a Constitutionally guaranteed, researched based, excellent, child-centered, developmentally appropriate, education that focuses on the gifts and talents of the child by providing a foundation in the Arts that involves and engages the family in an experiential learning environment five days a week, fifty two weeks a year will do more to promote educational success than creating legislation that requires colleges to work with public schools and incarcerated youth.
Education first, vacation later.
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