In every bit of honest writing in the world there is a base theme. Try to understand men, if you understand each other you will be kind to each other. Knowing a man well never leads to hate and nearly always leads to love. There are shorter means, many of them. There is writing promoting social change, writing punishing injustice, writing in celebration of heroism, but always that base theme. Try to understand each other.
— John Steinbeck 1938
Civil disorder, also known as civil unrest is a broad term that is typically used by law enforcement to describe unrest that is caused by a group of people.
From the Federal Register: Applications for New Awards; Promoting Student Resilience
Purpose of Program: The Promoting Student Resilience program provides grants to local educational agencies to build and increase their capacity to address the comprehensive behavioral and mental health needs of students in communities that have experienced Significant civil unrest in the past 24 months.
Type of Award: Discretionary grants.
Estimated Available Funds: $4,750,000.
Estimated Average Size of Awards: $1,500,000.
Estimated Number of Awards: 2-4.
Our federal government will award public and/or private educational institutions five million dollars to address the needs of students who live in communities that have experienced significant civil unrest.
Inner city public schools have addressed the needs of students who live in violent areas of large urban cities for decades.
Civil unrest is a natural occurrence that arises when the people become dissatisfied with the functioning of the government.
Protesting against the edicts of the common core by uniting in an effort to “Opt Out” of testing is an example of civil unrest.
What behavioral and mental health problems are expected?
Is our government trying to spend five million dollars to quell the efforts of parents and community members by “helping” our children believe that they should not rise up against a government that has stopped working in their best interest?
Civil unrest is a necessary change agent our children should be taught to utilize in order to further the cause of “freedom and justice for all!”
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