Stereotype: A widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing.
“You can’t have your cake and eat it too.” – You can’t enjoy both of two desirable but mutually exclusive alternatives.
By convincing Americans that the physical properties of man matter more than their human qualities, “hedgehogs” have made this saying obsolete. They enjoy the profits from the failure of large urban cities stricken by poverty and the so called success of smaller, “middle to upper” income communities that suffer under the “keep up with the Joneses” syndrome.
Americans must realize that by reforming and not changing the language of our current system of education, which separates, at the Federal, State, and Local level, Americans into sub-groups that all fall below “white” male, we are essentially consenting to the stereotypical views that support and perpetuate the institutional racism that should have been eliminated during the Civil Rights movement.
In a country that is not supposed to discriminate due to race, creed, or color, to have those attributes singled out for any reason on any public document is or at least should be illegal.
Knowing how many children of any particular culture are failing educationally is an indictment of the deep-set institutional racism that we accept.
No child in America should be failing educationally in America for any reason.
When we change the language of our current system of education to concentrate on discovering, developing, and directing the gifts and talents of ALL of America’s children, we can begin to dispel the stereotypes associated with the racism that perpetuates the profits of the “hedgehogs”.
When we provide every child in America with a developmentally appropriate, Arts based, experiential, education that concentrates on the child’s gifts and talents, delivered by dedicated, knowledgeable, individuals in safe neighborhood school communities where all stakeholders respect one another and the learning process, every adult in America will enjoy the freedoms hoped for in the Declaration of Independence, “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Our children deserve their promised future.
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