The Pope said the poor all have a right to education. I hope that he meant; we all have the right to pursue an education?
The right to free education for anyone or free stuff cannot and should not exist. Nothing is free. The simple act of being born costs somebody something. We as a people extend the poor the privilege of education. We who choose to contribute our money in the form of taxes as payment for the educational opportunities that we received; fund the opportunities of the next generations that follow us.
Just as our fathers had the right to expect that we were appreciative of the grant we received. We are the ones that possess rights. We have the Right to expect that while the next generation is in training; (Being educated)they should be respectful of those we call educators.The educators hired to train the next generation should be mindful of the task at hand, and deliver that which is expected
I for one do not want the next generation taught what to think I want them taught too think. I do not want them taught, what to read but, How to Read. I don’t want them brain washed with political correctness, but taught how the political process works.
I don’t blame the teachers for the mess the education system is in. I blame the administrators and the politicians for the rules of engagement.
Discipline is the cornerstone of the education system. That goes for teacher and student, if a teacher can’t command respect remove the teacher. If a student is disrespectful remove the student. To reform school if necessary, the others seeking education deserve that much. They only get one bite at the apple let them make the most of it.
I worked hard for that which I have, and I expect that the part which I extend to the collective to be used wisely. I demand the right to expect that, and so should we all.
To the Pope I say you are a good man with love in your hart and I respect that. Jesus Said “ The poor you have with you always” I’ll leave that up to you to ponder. I think he was saying there is no cure for that condition of the people because some people don’t want to leave that condition. The best we can do is to give them an opportunity, if they truly want out of that condition. Charity for the truly needy accepted.
S. Henry Knocker