We are entering a new era of a Presidency in 2017 with an abundance of questions on where we are going in our educational committments to revive and survive the eduactional mission for a nation and our society. There has been much reported and said regarding the students, providers, funding, regulations and special interest protaginist for what should our fate be in the educational theater of America. When researching the punitive actions taken by some leaders against schools we will certainly see a backlash of not meeting the needs of a country but satisfying the personal influences on people in power. As we look at the willingness to take action on industry, schools, organizations by depicting charges on individuals in leadership or employees without due process or in a system of acquital or guilty leaves out the very foundation this country has prided itself from the days of finding freedom and liberty. Our governmental stand has been transparent on the need for protection of all people no matter race, creed, or religion. You need to ask yourself that in the past year how has this been carried out? It becomes obvious to you that when a government holds the purse strings built upon your taxes your need for due process to protect this philosophy can be ignored. I do not speak in favor of those who break the law but know that we need a process that protects society that when they are about to be judged they will have unalienable rights to expect the accusers to provide objective proof.
Are we to accept the punitive measures for those who singely have not followed regulations, policy or procedures through their leadership would afford a government to take down an entire viable provider. I can assure you that when an industry or school is destroyed there are thousands of people who are negatively effected. The current solution is to destory the operation knowing that there is a need and demand for the service being provided. The longterm economical, crime increases, health care, community deprivations, lack of skilled labor and on and on is ignored.
What am I saying? We can not be happy with the philosophy of throwing out the good with the bad. If there is bad with good what is the solution to maintain the good and fix the bad. You will see an article I am going to attach that gives you an idea on who benefits the most with our of student loan system. Who developed the loan system? Schools legally took adavantage of the system but in the end where the purse strings are held can destroy your school system. I visit schools across this country from K-12, higher education, technology and allied health who are all looking for funding.
In the past year we have put 100 of thousands of students back on the streets because of the closure of their schools. Thousands of schools are being closed. We have seen the headlines but now what about the after effects? Institutions that have served communities for over hundreds of years who had created programs by working with the community needs are gone.
Now it wouldn’t be fair to not mention the thousands of professional employees who are out of work. Who I can vouge for with thier dedication and commitment to their students.
Today presents a new possibility and potential for you to be heard. Our technology today has the ability for you to be in touch with your elected officials that you elected if you voted. If you didn’t vote then accept your rights to still be heard. All of the elected officials today are on Twitter, Facebook and can be reached through their websites. Dont let this catastrophe be a problem we handed off to our children and grand chiildren.
This era can be the age of information but remember we are an era of fake news, personal interest influence by money donations and band wagon techniques.
I am not telling you what to say or how to say it but just be heard!