Wednesday, September 23, 2015

30-day Blogging Challenge: Day 20

Day 20:  How important do you think education is?

I believe, in my heart of hearts, that education is of the utmost importance.  If you have any doubt, look at social media.  In particular, look at pages of those 30 years of age and younger.  The inability to spell the simplest of words, to form complete sentences, or even to write in proper English is not only astounding, but actually heartbreaking.

Listen to interviews on television with "the man on the street."  They are often unintelligible.  What does it say about our nation and our educational system when someone born and raised in Chicago, deep in the heartland, needs subtitles to be understood?

School systems are now ceasing to teach cursive writing skills.  We are raising a generation of children who will not even be able to read the Constitution.  How is that acceptable to anyone?

To quote the late Whitney Houston, "I believe that children are our future.  Teach them well and let them lead the way..."  




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