By Marcello Rollando
If love of money is the root of all evil, then giving only lip service to educating all the people is its twin, preventing what might have been. The key to any successful feudal system is control over the masses, as when reins for all classes are griped by two percent of society's wealthiest lords and lasses. Stunting growth of education budget while increasing transportation costs, eating habits and entertainment choices delivers misinformation dominated by monitored communications, thus corralling work force of the fat, lazy and less educated classes.
Knowing how to make change is the education that prevents our being compromised by less corporate taxation. Reading comprehension saves us when "the fourth estate" no longer investigates. Individual education saves nation from abusive government and corporate union aided and abetted by inaccurate history books, addictive fast food, cigarette, and medicated solutions in mass media promotions. From education comes knowledge, insight and wisdom, the preventers of mass manipulation by black gold kingdom. "It's aow and guan that keeps" us in our place and not our work ethic pace. It's potential of education effect that fuels need to keep us in check.
When presidential wannabe's response to imbalance in education compensation is, "you chose to be a teacher," realize it's the moneyed who are the elitist and not those who speak the King's English. Not just from books, classrooms or for grades, education preserves self, "Out of Many One," "We hold these truths," and Everglades. When "We the People" live Truth, History, Civics, Geography and Art, all are spared the haunts of self-serving voices, keeping us ill-informed about political choices. It's public school teachers, universities and students motivated, who are the "checks and balances" on rear view governments and corporations' dalliances.
The best education yields the most educated, when balanced and diverse in arts, sciences, deductive reasoning, problem solving, mind clearing breaks of physical and mental exercises and "this above all, to thine own self be true." Education, whether in classroom or on mountain road, whether the flower bee of earth, wind, fire and water, remains crown jewel of our animal kingdom, for educated, we become co-creators with nature elevated. Discovering electricity into light bulbs, researching polio into vaccine cure and somehow rocketing Presidential space vow -- an educated public is only guarantee for a land of, by and for humane humanity.