This article by Larry Strauss--Veteran high school English teacher, basketball coach and novelist--was posted on April 15, 2011. He states that democracy and freedom are not entitlements and if we don't educate the next generation we will lose these blessings. Here is a portion:
"Educate this generation of children because democracy and freedom are not entitlements. Every generation must learn them and then earn them or we may ultimately lose them. And sometimes it seems we're on the verge of just that -- or maybe beyond the verge -- and that is why we should be screaming about the travesty of education dollars wasted outside of classrooms while the teacher lay-off notices pile up. Not because of the insult but because of the damage."
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