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This is a letter to the editor of my local newspaper: (Blog 02 of 02)
Subject: Response to, “Teach kids from birth” article
The writer of the article, Beth Bronsil, stated an engaging truth when she said, “I know that nothing in education will change until society realizes that the experiences from birth to five years old is the most important learning time in a child’s life.” However, she has the same age-old problem of many gifted, well meaning educators: she is looking to the government to be the provider of programs to help parents.
She stated “We spend millions of dollars on prisons and very few dollars on children living in poverty. Maybe we can flip this trend and will not need so many prisons.” That’s admirable, however, it illustrates the primary problem well meaning and well educated educators possess: poverty has very little to do with material belongings.
“Poverty,” as is true of all things possessed by each of us, comes from inside, it’s a mind thing. There exists a free website called “Bridge to Success,” it provides parents the direction to mold their child(ren) to be all our creator intended us to be, the address is: http://www.bridge2successdesign.com. As a retired early childhood educator, there is no longer a need for you to persuade our leaders and grant foundations that money spent on high-quality programs for early childhood will result in a healthy society.
What we need to do now, Ms Bronsil, is to persuade our leaders to promote job growth, cut corporate taxes and regulations, reverse the trend of outsourcing: let’s coin a new phrase called “insourcing”. That’s where we bring the jobs back from overseas, lead the way toward a re-birth of “Built in America!” That way parents can spend more time with their offspring, especially from birth to five years of age.
Violence against teachers (Blog 01 of 02)
November 18, 2013, my local newspaper published a piece titled, “Teachers’ killings shed new light on risks of profession.” I thought the article revealed unaddressed problems. Subsequently, I submitted a letter to the editor. The following is my letter.
Letter to the Editor:
“Your headline stated “Teachers’ killings shed new light on risks of profession.” In my opinion, the headline does not address the real problem; unless we correctly identify it, the chances of providing corrections, is impeded. “Teachers’ killings shed light on” one thing: that we have a problem! The problem is, families need help at home. Fact: everything starts in the home. Fact: the parent provides eighty percent of all that the child becomes, if he/she is successful, he molds the child to be an independent, responsible, caring adult. One who cares, respects, and honors others (especially teachers).
The article continued: “The educational psychology professor recently headed a national task force on classroom violence at teachers. The group found little has been done to try to understand or prevent such incidents despite the potential implications on teacher retention and student performance…” A “national task force” means a group of heavy hitting, high paying intellectuals were assembled to attack a problem that will never be solved because the core of the problem was not identified. That was a tremendous waste of time and resources! The real problem: lack of involvement from the home. The solution: put together a task force of parents (caregivers) to put together creative ways to cause or help parents to become involved in educating our youth.
The question many of us have is, “What was the result of the national task force…” The statement you provided toward the end of your article might give an indication, “National Education Association President Dennis Van Roekel said that while school campuses remain safe, more attention and resources should be directed at diagnosing and treating mental health issues and training educators.” In other words, NOTHING.
To compound the “Good-feelings” intention of our education leaders, the article closed with the following, “In a sign of the times, the National Teachers Hall of Fame has begun raising funds for a granite memorial to fallen educators, to be built in…” You may say I’m heartless, but I say, that’s ridiculous. How about we raise funds to provide small businesses with the means of providing jobs for our fallen parents!”
You probably will not hear about my concern, because the newspaper will probably not publish my letter. However, allow me to expand on their report and my concern as highlighted in my letter. The point I want to advocate is that every concern of proper or abnormal behavior by our children, can be traced to the home and parent’s (caregiver) involvement.
In addition, of major concern is the comment, “There’s some reluctance to think that the teaching profession can be unsafe,” said Dorothy Espelage of the University of Illinois.
The newspaper report continued, “The educational psychology professor recently headed a national task force on classroom violence directed at teachers. The group found little has been done to try to understand or prevent such incidents despite the potentials implications on teacher retention and student performance, among others things.”
In my opinion, the expense required to put together a national task force that reports practically no findings, is a failing of enormous proportion. The sad thing is that the group of educators could at least have asked for help. I’ll bet parents from all over the country could provide at least a start to attacking the problem. In addition, as I pointed out in my letter to the editor, the idea of “the National Teachers Hall of Fame raising funds for a granite memorial to fallen educators,” is not only a waste of money, it is also a pitiful acknowledgment that our educators have no idea of the reality of the needs of parents and our youthful citizens.
I could continue with my comments, however at this point, they would all be negative attributes to our education “leaders.” I will refrain from doing that.