Watching a report on CBS News today where there are an estimate 32,000 homeless college students around the country. There are students who also go hungry too and food banks are set up on campuses. College aid for some students just covers tuition, books and fees with little else for housing. Just think about how expensive college/university can be these days. This shouldn’t happen in America or anywhere.
College/University and High School students are donning caps and gowns to walk across the stage to receive their diplomas and degrees. The walk is symbolic as it means going from one stage of life to another. For many, it means going on to the next level of education. Others will walk into searching for a career they have worked very hard for in the classroom.
This rite of passage is the cumulation of a lot of time spent preparing for the future. There is a struggle for many in the next phase but its all worth it when they find something they are called to do.
Class of 2018 may you find your way on the path before you. Congratulations to you all. Hang in there, you got this!
When I was a kid school started back after Labor Day in the USA because the weather was just a little cooler. These days some kids around the country start back before August. Classes are starting back earlier and earlier these days for various reasons. The challenges our teachers and students face are tougher and they have to be smarter. Our world has changed and the lessons they need to learn are important to their success.
Around the world kids start at different times. For some of my followers their kids are now enjoying Summer break.
Every student, every teacher, every parent has a lot riding on our schools and they need our support. New teachers are coming in as old teachers are retiring and the standards that need to be met are higher. Elementary, middle and high schools along with colleges need to be safe and secure places of learning too. As school starts back lets keep everyone involved in our thoughts and prayers. They need it now, more than ever.
This is a classic commercial from the office supply chain Staples. For parent’s this is a great time of year because the kids are returning to the classroom.
There are things that keep a community and our world moving. Education, transportation and innovation. When you fail to fund any of these three things then things come to a stand still. People need education to prepare them for the future to innovate and to solve the worlds problems.We rise and fall on the success of our students who will lead the way of the future.
Transportation leads to its own innovations and gets people to where they need to go for work among other things. I see a lot of places where those three things are bottled up in local, state and federal politics. Those three things should never be a political hot button but they are. When an entertainer gives $1 million to a local school system that tells you something.
It seems like the future of the world unfortunately is dependent on people who are making decisions that will have serious impact on the present and the future. Too bad these folks haven’t learned the lessons of the past and no road or innovation has made it possible to travel back in time so we can learn the hard lessons of generations that have come before.
Education is the most important weapon to change the world.
Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)
To all the teachers out there who get it done in the classroom I salute you. Thank you for being in the trenches to make our future as a global community better. You make the world a better place by teaching the lessons of life in a meaningful and profound way. Teach your children well and they will do awesome things. This Teacher Appreciation Week is to shine a light on the special people you are. Thank the teachers who meant a lot to you today!