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The educational system must be adjusted to provide a new purpose for learning, and must be adapted to the specific needs of our children. They only go through this period in their lives, "Once."

If the schools were more functional, then maybe the students would be encouraged, to be more disciplined and more determined to make the changes needed to achieve; fulfilling their responsibility to the community / society after school.

An African proverb: The ruin of a nation begins in the homes of its people.

Too many of our homes are in shambles. This also speaks to our educational system, in this Modern World. Our children spend most of their early lives in school, it is time for the community make our schools our major priority.


When I speak to grade school students to the importance for having a good education: I ask them, as an elder in the neighborhood, if I told you I can show you the trail to find the sweetest mangoes in the bush, and how to get back safely to share, would you listen? The over whelming responses are, Yes! Like Duh!

Then, why do so many of you come to school, to play and to disrespect your teachers. The teachers, who are there to show you the path to success, for you to be able to go out into the World knowing how to provide for yourself and your family?

The answer to my own question, “They are bored and they have no sense of purpose."

We have to take back our schools!

Ivan Butcher II
St. Croix
US Virgin Islands
Posted By: Ivan Butcher II
Monday, April 16th 2018 at 1:06PM
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