Also, we expect students in grade 5-12 to act like adults. To balance school, homework, family obligations, their social lives, and many students also hold down jobs…yet they need to ask permission to use the restroom, cannot walk 500 feet down a hallway with out cameras watching, and are expected to sit quietly for 6+ hours a day. They cannot argue with authority, express their opinions, and are told what to wear.
“The burden of debt has become the lens through which I see my workplace, and it is rapidly altering my view of my profession. I can no longer fulfill my classroom duties without wondering if the ultimate price, for many of my students, is a form of indenture. This is not an extreme way of putting it. After all, the indentured have to go into debt in order to find work, and their wages are then used to pay off the debts. I have concluded that it is immoral to expect young people to privately debt-finance a basic social good like education, especially if we are telling them that a college degree is their passport to a livelihood that is increasingly thin on the ground.”
“We can legitimately say that in the process of oppression someone oppresses someone else; we cannot say that in the process of revolution someone liberates some else, nor yet that someone liberates himself, but rather that human beings in communion liberate each other.”
Unfriendly reminder that in America it’s reasonable to say an unarmed black kid deserved to be shot six times because he might have robbed a convenience store, but a white kid shouldn’t be kicked off the high school football team just because he violently raped a girl.
somehow went from enjoying a ‘debaucherous’ single life to the most serious relationship I’ve ever been in within a 2 month-ish time period. aka my partner is at work sending texts about ‘making us money.’ and he’s looking for jobs in New Jersey.
things could either go really well, as they have been, or I may have an epiphany and realize all of this is nuts. or things just won’t work out, and that’s fine, too. but for all its weirdness, i’m currently pretty happy with it!
“How would you ever justify the fact that you sacrifice all the cats in the world to the cat you fed at home every morning for years, whereas other cats die of hunger at every instant? Not to mention other people?”