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Remembering 9/11

Posted: September 11, 2012 in Uncategorized

(I started rhyming, the same day the new towers were born. Oct. 18th 2004)

Although the present times and how much we have moved as a nation, forward, –ever since the catastrophic event that took place in ground zero at New York City, the plane that crashed into the Pentagon in Washington DC and the crashing of a fourth plane on Pennsylvania– all on September 11 2011– The United States still stands strong. We have bounced from a phase of economic breakdown and a discomposed government, and have progressed with the new towers being built and tower one with already 104 floors. With the elections coming soon, the critical perspective is, that the war has cost us “$4 trillion dollars, and more than 6,500 American soldiers” against Iraq. That it was declared under the Republican Bush Administration and that the Educational system is also under redirection. New York is the greatest city in the world, that has to be accounted should you not be aware with what happened while the Republican party’s George W. Bush was in office. With what Mayor Bloomberg (another republican) has been doing with the education system, his enforcing regulations on containing taxi drivers in specified locations and trying to control what kind of beverages New Yorkers should drink. . . This city (for the most part) should be uplifted with him leaving office this year. Barack Obama’s desire for another term in the presidency is another acknowledgement that New Yorkers should not take for granted. He has kept promises that have not been seen since Bill Clinton (help provider in speeches and supporter) who is recognized for the success of America in the 90’s.

Tracking The Obama Administration: 1. Killed Osama Bin Laden 2. The economy is back in motion 3. Countless of troops back from Iraq 4. ObamaCare 5. Prioritizing Education

ImageThis is another one of the upheavals and misfortunes that the Education field is having. With the salary that teachers are today proportioned and the responsibilities that the teachers have of being the second parent away from home, it comes to no surprise that this happened. In NYC, if it wasn’t for the arbitrators coming together. . . there would’ve been 24 schools closed at the first half of the year. Schools are the first place children go for the sole purpose to grow, learn, develop, socialize and manage their interpersonal/intrapersonal skills.

Here are some quotes from Sir Ken Robinson (English author, speaker, and international advisor on education in the arts to government, non-profits, education, and arts bodies.) “I believe this passionately: that we don’t grow into creativity, we grow out of it. Or rather, we get educated out of it.” Schools today have the most responsibility. When strikes like these occur it is because the teachers need more in order to do their job more effectively.

“Literacy is as important as creativity.” -Sir Ken RobinsonImage

As I turn my DVR on record, I am more than fortunate to live in a era of such a change. The Democrats make a huge move forward at Charlotte, North Carolina. Performers like Mary J. Blige were in attendance as the Time Warner Arena was packed in the 20,200 capacity building. President Barack and Vice President Joe biden will honor their speeches for this commendment on the next four years of The United States America. #Decision 2012 #NBCPoliticsImageImageImage