I’m angry. I’m really, really angry!
On the 17th April it became widespread “news” that many of our children were attending school while hungry – no breakfasts, no lunches.
How can our government in one breath stress the need for greatly improved education for our youth while at the same time allow students to attend classes on empty stomachs? No one can hope to learn effectively and efficiently when hungry! In fact, all that hungry youngsters really learn is that “nobody out there cares.” And we wonder why we have a crime problem.
The best teachers on earth and the best school buildings, books, you name it, will be utterly useless if students are hungry when attending classes.
How can our premier, our minister of Education and our entire Cabinet spend public funds on luxury and mostly unnecessary travel, gifts to private entities and heaven knows what other luxuries that we, the voting public, know nothing about while our students attend classes on empty stomachs?
It’s high time we all asked ourselves, “Is this the kind of government we wish to continue with for the next four years?” I for one would certainly hope not!
David R. Myers