I just might be selfish...

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

I have friends who will CHEER this post and others who will think I have lost my ever-lovin' mind. But I am torn...

Where I work there is a program that gives IT education and JOBS to inner-city youth at GREAT companies where they get experience working part-time in these companies IT Departments their senior year of high school.
Sounds good, right?

But why limit it to inner-city youth? Why don't my kids qualify for a program like that? They could use the training in professionalism - they have OUR EXAMPLE, but what does that mean when there is real EXPERIENCE to be had working for a Fortune 500 company in their IT Department?

Someone's excuse to me was these kids cannot afford a decent pair of shoes???

Bull! I see them in the elevators with EXPENSIVE CELL PHONES, do not tell me they are THAT poor that they need THIS HUGE A LEG UP.

This is the problem I have always had with the descrepencies of education and the fairness it just does not offer to middle class students.

Everyone expects that middle class families will just continue to suck up huge amounts of debt, the parents AND the children, to get a good education...

AND THEN they say that debt is spiraling out of control...DUH!

So Obama, whatcha gonna do about making EDUCATION fair and accessible to all? You want us all to go back to school - so after Healthcare are you on the EDUCATION parity for all Americans?

Really Sir, I want to know.

2 comments:

themom said...

I agree. Education is definitely going to be on the table at some point. What irks me, is those with the $150 sneakers, cell phones (with plans that would make me sick)...all cry poor mouth. I don't think so.

Mommy Lisa said...

I have a good friend who works for social services as a case worker. She gets so MAD sometimes that when you put a couple glasses of wine in her she can talk non-stop about how lazy people are...they do not even HAVE to fill out paperwork to get their check. They come in the office and have her do it...

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