Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The Education Lottery

Heard of it?  Yeah I had no idea it existed until I watched the documentary called, "Waiting for Superman".  The documentary portrayed some families who couldn't afford a good education for their children.  They wanted a better opportunity for their children to get a good education.  So, there is one option: charter schools.  Charter schools are sort of like colleges for children.  These schools are meant to improve the education in children.  I do not have a problem with these charter schools, the problem is how children get into them.  The schools set up this lottery where they randomly draw out children's names.  Parents fill out a form and all they have to do is wait for the lottery day.  It is absolutely heart breaking to see the hopes and dreams of parents and children shatter right in front of them.  There is a chance next year but why do we have to do this?  At one point of the documentary one lady said we shouldn't need to do this.  I agree!  Why aren't we focusing on education in America?  These children are our future and it all starts with education.  I don't think these lottery drawings are at all fair to anyone.  It isn't fair that some portion of children get the dream package.  Out of all the messed up things in the world, this is one of them.  

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