The Incarceration System

After working in the prison system, facilitating relationship classes; I came across what I called “‘The Forgotten Souls”.    This was the group of individuals who had committed a crime  and in most cases the crime resulted in someone being killed.  A life was taken, I understand that, but to have an individual who was at the time only 15 – 19 years of age (some younger) to spend life in prison WITHOUT the possibly of parole, is  not the answer to correct the wrong.    

Those are just my thoughts….

I will continue in much greater detail at a later date.

Live, Love and Laugh

Charlette

The Education System

Why are our children not learning to their fullest potential?  Why are schools not preparing our children for real world experiences?  Why are so many children dropping out of school?  These are questions I have asked myself and others.   And, the only answer I seem to get is, MONEY!   But, is that really the answer???

I believe the problem(s) are surrounded by how our children are being educated.  Check out some of these facts just in Michigan alone:

Michigan Schools Drop-Out rates (2007-2008) – for a complete list please visit http://www.michigan.gov

Birmingham – 1.35%

Bloomfield Hills – .084%

Clawson – 4.62%

Dearborn – 14.60%

Detroit – 27.08%

East Detroit – 17.33%

Farmington – 7.9%

Ferndale – 36.64%

Highland Park – 41.85%

Novi – 3.2%

Oak Park – 19.59%

We as parents/teachers and authority figures need to be outrage by these numbers.  Well, my suggestion is, first figuring out how to educate our children differently.  School was Boring when I was in school and it is still Boring. 

 The school system is only focusing on 2 intelligences (logical Mathematical and Linguistic):

Logical Mathematical – Math Smarts

Linguistic – Word Smarts

So, if your child is not smart in the areas of Math and English…Guess what? …. Your child is going to be the student who is being label as ADD (attention deficits disorder), ADHD (attention deficits -hyperactive disorder), ODD (oppositional defiant disorder), OCD (oppositional conduct disorder and/or other learning disabilities.   

I believe Multiple Intelligence should be introduced into our schools.   All children should be educated, not just a selected few.   Please check out these websites for more information on Multiple Intelligence. www.Ldpride.net  and www.thomasarmstrong.com.   

 Question: Why hasn’t the Michigan Department of Education figured this out yet?

The Family System

I have a question?   

And, before I ask it..I just want to say “I’m not a male basher”  and that is not what this post is about.

Why are there some many ‘little boys’ walking around in men bodies?    I say that with the up-most respect.   I really want to know?     The men I have been meeting lately are still wanting to play childish games.   Why is it so hard for the So Called Men of today; to say what they mean, and mean what they say?                                                                                                                                                                          (Not only to me,but to all the women in their lives..mothers,grandmothers,daughters,sisters,aunts)

It’s just a question?

I will have a lot more to say on this subject very soon!

Live, Love and Laugh

Charlette