The Golden Rule states: One should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself.
Respect: A feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements.
The Federal government is offering $100,000.00 to organizations willing to work with “disconnected” youths.
The grant abstract does not identify these young people nor does it say from what they have been disconnected in order to reconnect them to whatever it is they are missing.
It is clear however, that at some time during their education, many of our young people have become disconnected from someone or something.
Though there has been a concentration of attention on the common core, testing, teacher evaluations, data mining, and even more attention given to poverty and institutionalized racism as being connected to the failure of our children to thrive educationally, it is the disconnect from the Golden Rule and Respect for self and others that has caused the failure of our children to thrive as human beings.
Our current system of education shows no respect for our children nor does it treat them they way the adults who control the system expect to be treated.
Until we treat ourselves with respect by following the Golden Rule, our children will continue to be disconnected from the knowledge that they possess wonderful gifts and talents that they can call upon to help them solve the every day challenges of life.
Discovering, developing, and directing the gifts and talents of all of our children teaches them to respect themselves and to respect the gifts and talents of others, supporting the Golden Rule.
Connecting our children to the history of man, teaches them that though they are not perfect, they possess the power to make this world a better place in which everyone can live peacefully.
Changing the system of education so that it concentrates on maintaining the connection between our children and the Golden Rule of Respect means creating an entirely new system of education that concentrates on preparing All children for a successful future.
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