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Education is the doorway out of poverty, and standing in that doorway blocking the poor and the minority are the people with a vested interest in maintaining the status quo. “Critics blasted the department of educationfor linking federal dollars to state adoption of standards such as the Common Core…clashes with teachers unions over strong support for charter schools, a system that does an end run around those standing in the doorway to block progress and using teacher scores to evaluate teachers. The secretary of education will resign after spending his years in service to the Obama’s administration, draging a system kicking and screaming into the 21st century. The people standing in the doorway are religious and secular, preachers, teachers, politicians, all determined to see that America continues to have its share of toilet scrubbers. The very idea of the poor becoming rich and upsetting the status quo is too difficult to comprehend. The idea of the country needing a poor class for the other groups to have merit cannot even be discussed. When you go to sleep at night, think about the zip codes, which are used to plan the future prison population, and the zip codes used to prepare the university seats for the leaders of tomorrow, and ask yourself, is this the kind of country in which I want to live? America owes itself a better answer, and better yet, it owes itself better behaviors.

Education and Social Reproduction This idea of creating social classes through education did not start in America, it started in Europe and England used it in all of her colonies. The following is a report on what is happening in Australia, note the similarity between conceptual thought […]

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Research and Development Learning Centers started in 1975, by a Columbia University graduate who was interested in providing for the needs of youth living in middle class America who needed positive activities and mentoring. Churches and community centers were encouraged to address the needs of these middle class children. The goverment was already addressing the needs of the poor and the challenged, but what about the other youth? Today churches and community centers are encouraged to open its doors to American youth, mentor them into adulthood, provide activities that will help them in areas of STEM and social development. America needs all of her youth, and she needs churches to become welcoming centers for youth, with opportunities to improve academic and social skills. Churches need to make Christ a living example of how to love God and love our neighbor, and sometimes the neighbor we need to love are our own youth. We love each other and together we can make America into the loving family of God she is called to be. Each church should be a learning center and a drop in center for all who seek God’s love.

Drop By For God, when and where did the process begin? Before becoming a public school teacher, I planted Learning centers in communities.   The question is when, where and how did I learn to be an effective teacher? When? Graduating from college, I made the decision […]

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Riverside Church became a feeding center for families and public school children. Years ago, as a New York State certified public school teacher, I made arrancements with my church and my supervisor to permit me to bring by class, after school, to the Church to help me do what was impossible to do during school hours. I wanted extra time with the students, they were already well behaved and smart, I wanted to take them higher. The parents, the Church and the school agreed, all papers were signed, and the Riverside Church became an extension of the school. The Church provided warm meals for the students, extra mentors to help with advanced work, and a full library donated by the members. Family members joined their children in eating and learning. There was a place where the community could come and celebrate the accomplishments of the children.The children went back to school and changed the environment, and peace and academic excellence was demonstrated through higher scores on state test. The church stepped in and made a difference

Prayer is not enough. Prayer will not reduce rage and violence. Prayer will not stop child sexual abuse or abuse of women. Prayer will not stop gang violence. The answer is in the Bible if and when we read it right. Before Jesus preached to people, He […]

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Challenges to the Christian faith during the 21st century and beyond. We must learn to love God above, through, around, with and without Holy Scripture. The Old Testament of the Bible is the story of an angry God, who selected an angry disobedient people and gives them rules and behaviors to make their lives miserable and make them intolerant of stranges and their neighbors. This is also the God who created people who would lay down their lives to protect and serve strangers they do not know. This is the God who created all the love and beauty in the universe, the God of our soul and being and the meaning to our being.

Sacred literature mixes up mythologies, it take from ancient oral stories, pagan, Roman and Greek mythologies and ancient world histories of mankind, trying to find meaning to existence. In the King James Version of the Bible, there are two entirely different stories of how human life began […]

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Churches have important roles to play in helping people get out of the trap and culture of poverty. Churches can help with most problems in life, but first you must walk through the door. Education is the train you must take to ride through the challenges of life, and get out of the comfort of poverty. If you are a parent with sons, register them in Catholic School, they will hate the experience, but it will make them strong good men. Select large churches with strong social programs, they will guide you through the reality of living in this world. Small churches prepare you for living in the next world. Get God involved in the religion and education business, and leave poverty behind.

Breaking Out of the Culture of Poverty Unfortunately if your body has become destroyed with legal and illegal prescription drugs, usually given to address pain, mental or physical, your chances of escaping poverty are slim to impossible. God has always been in the impossible business and miracles […]

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The pope came to America and brought a message of love including a curriculum and instructional manual. We know how to hate, but this pope, the Holy Father and vicar of Christ, inspired in the world, the doctrine of love. As a Methodist, I heard the message and listened with care to a message needed so vitally in a world motivated by hatreds demonstrated by the world’s major religions. Abraham, the father of the Jews, Christian and Muslims, could not come back and speak to his children, so God sent a modern day messenger to speak. The popes message was simple, love God, love your neighbor.

Love God, Love Your Neighbor. Who is my neighbor? He is the diversity of human kind; he is African Asian European, and the complex mixtures of those three racial groups. He is the man adjusted by environment, geology and psychology. He is the man who in attempting […]

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Leadership challenges in the field of social justice and the role played by America as world leader in moral justice in the world. America still remains the teacher in learning how to adjust to mass immigration and mass internal migration. The world has come to America and America had to figure out how to handle the diversity of the world. America was also left with the mess England created, when Great Britian imported Africans to the new world to be a replacement work force for the Irish slaves and indentured freed as results of the Revolutionary war. Now the new country had to deal with free Irish, yet to be freed Africans, the influx of Immigrants coming in from an improverised Europe. We did it, and now the world studies how, and many still want to come for this American transformation experience. America has led her people kicking and screaming into the struggle for social justice, this essay is a little look in how part of it was achieved.

Migration Causes and Patterns of African Americans Out of the South   The 1920’s were the best and the worst of times for Black people in America. It was the time of the great migration out of the South. Black people became tired of Jim Crow, segregation, […]

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College education at all goverment state and local colleges and universities should be free to all high school graduates. Education is a spiritual proces, it is the means through which God transforms a society and its people. A perple without education will turn on each other and take to the streets in violence and death. Education teaches the individual how to use words instead of the knife or the gun. Violence is on the rise in our challenging communities, and quality education is on the decline. It is the failure of our public education system that is indirectly responsible for the violence in the streets in select communities. Put those young minds in a college classroom, let them learn about the world and endless possibilities, make them too busy and too smart to use a gun to solve a problem. God is in the classroom, get people in classroom, and perhaps church will also remember that they are intended to be classooms not death instructions and waiting rooms for heaven.

The government owns and operates enough public colleges and universities to be able to provide a free and quality college education to all of its citizens. Education prevents poverty and, education also prevents violence. During the 20th century, college education was free, requiring only a grade of […]

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Education around the world, information taken from the internet. This information is used as printed in order to better help Americans understand their own system. This level of teaching and information is seldom presented in American classrooms

In many other, particularly continental European systems, an “undergraduate” degree in the American sense does not exist. Because students are expected to have received a sound general education at the secondary level, in a school such as a gymnasium or lycée, students in Europe enroll in a […]

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Education ends poverty, education is the means by which the goverment goes against the will of the people, and works to fulfill the Founding Father’s vision of freedom, liberty and an opportunity to achieve equality for all. The American people want the poor to struggle and forever stay in their place, the Country however, does not operate on the wishes of the people, but the better angels of the people. It is the teacher who becomes the instrument for making the vision of America a reality. The teacher is the spiritual and academic transformational agent of the country. Kicking ans screaming, it is the teacher who eliminates poverty and violence in the country. It is the teacher who makes hidden and unexpressed dreams the reality of America. It is the teacher who will end violence and poverty in this country and the world

         We study about poverty around the world but we never look at poverty in the United States, and the root causes of poverty. We do not look at how individuals escape from poverty in this developed country, and what prevented those still caught in poverty from […]

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