Teachers are very important in the development of a child, and education is the one thing that has the ability to place all Americans on an even playing field. Education is the key to a healthy society because it is the great equalizer. No one is born with the desire to be an under achiever. That is learned behavior based on external influences and a society that profits on an uneducated populous.
When we continue to invest in short term tangible goals and consciously decide not to invest in our country’s future, our greatest renewable resource, we have sent a clear message to our communities that you do not matter. You can continue to work two jobs to make ends meet. You can continue to provide nutrition-less food to your children. You can continue to decide if you can send your children to the doctor for a check up or pay the electric bill this month. Not investing in a child’s education kicks the can down the road for the next generation to deal with, which is why we find ourselves in the situation we are in today.
Everyone deserves to live healthy, prosperous lives. This starts with a quality education for all.