I had a dime for all the bad things that have happened to
I’ve noticed that most adults usually say, “Our children are
the future,” or “They can make a difference.” If they believe
that, as I assume they do, then why are they taking away our school
activities, supplies, and even teachers?
Yes, as we all know, the
am sometimes amazed, even astounded, at the things our schools say we
have to give up because of money problems.
Just recently I received a project assignment in my science class
in which we were required to make a poster.
My teacher gave us regular white paper, but not the construction
paper we had seen on posters from years before.
My teacher told us, “Sorry guys, you know the budget.”
of course, it is not just paper cuts (no pun intended), it’s the cuts
to activities -- shall I say -- rather “big-time.”
Oregonian readers have probably heard about
have read in recent newspaper articles that curricular activities
involving music could be eliminated in the following school year.
Many people I know, and even most of my friends, take Band or
Orchestra in our school. Personally,
I adore band, and would have to receive something 10 times better to
want to give it up.
person who wants fewer taxes at the expense of classes enjoyed by
students, and doesn’t care about musical activities -- does this
describe you? If so, I am
asking you to rethink your position, because if money is more important
to you than students enjoying school, then a mass of adolescents will be
appalled because their main interest and passion will be taken from
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