Sept. 11. 11
This week I wanted to discuss trials and tribulations this country is having instead an experience I and a couple of friends went through should be noted. First off, let me theorize on what rehabilitation is and please, Cyber friends, tell me if I’m incorrect. Shouldn’t it consist of those who have wronged anyone or society the opportunity to repay, redeem or otherwise re-develope [sic] their way of thinking?
My friend Chuck thought of this splendid idea of giving back to those who are less fortunate. The idea was called-The ABC Back Pack Project- in which we collect donations from the inmates in order to purchase ‘backpacks’ and fill them with school supplies. We had given the inmates a vision of being able to do something for a child who is unfortunate, but yet put a smile on that child’s face. CDC recently put the R at the end meaning rehabilitation. Well, we were in for a rude awakening. We collected close to twenty-five hundred dollars and that was for the first quarter. As we were about to have the sponsor of our self help group called BRAG purchase the backpacks the administration decided it would be inappropriate because of some confidentiality mess. Once before this same group gave a check to a fourth grade class for a field trip and those same kids sent us cards thanking us for what we did which was a wonderful feeling.
Well the superintendent of the school and the administration here wanted us to just cut a check and be through with it. That’s not the image we gave to the men on this line. People, this state has mis-managed its affairs and to just give them a check doesn’t ensure those needy kids will receive backpacks.
Here in California the governor—Brown—has cut education here drastically. Now, it is assumed that kids will only attend schools four days a week. Now who do you think cares about the generation of kids in this society.