Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Investing in the Future

Many years ago, America created programs that invested in the possibility that people, poor people, working class people, people of every race, color and creed, could pull themselves up by their bootstraps.
A great many social factors played into President Johnson signing the Economic Opportunity Act in 1965. From this particular act, neighborhoods in economically depressed areas experienced anti-poverty programs. There were spin-offs such as Operation Bootstrap, which generated programs in which people learned to gain the skills, in order to help themselves From such an act, the nation made an investment into funding the college dreams of students no matter their socio-economic, religious, or ethnic status. From the nation's investment in the future through education, yours truly was able to benefit, grow, learn and dedicate her life to educating others. From an initial investment, there was growth.

Schools, like infrastructure needs constant investment. For schools to be houses of learning, the people inside the school, in this republic, need constant investment. Why? Because in the United States of America, part of who we are, what distinguishes us, is our ability to invest in public works. We may fight, bicker, and moan about the expense but at the end of the day, and in some cases that"day" may last years, the investment flowers into people helping people to grow, explore, and contribute to society.

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