Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Some local activists contend that the Brinkley school board and administration does not pay attention to minority concerns. In order to draw attention to these grievances, the grownups decided to keep the children out of class. Yes, on what some would say is the most important week of the year, the children were kept out of class. That certainly did no good for their grades, and there is another small problem.
At the risk of being branded an irrelevant dinosaur, this decision to use the youngsters to make a point is doubly bad because it also teaches disrespect for education. Being a student should always be job one, and staying home sends the wrong message. I think the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondolete, my teachers in grade school, would agree.
It would seem logical that children would value the same things that their elders treat with respect.
(Broadcast April 24, 2007)
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