Education and Oprah

by James Jett

Because it February, Black History is one thing we discuss some time in looking as markets and educational direction for the Grandchildren. We admit that many school systems are failing to educate the children enrolled in the schools. The drop out rate is increasing, while jobs for workers with a high school education are on the decline. All the Government programs seem to have a minimum impact on grades or students’ attitudes. Since we have no problems with the schools our family members attend, some of us wonder if the parents in the systems where education is failing should be blamed for some of the short-coming in their children education.

Many reports support the facts that parents have the greatest influence on the education of their children. Tales about children in some neighborhoods refusing to study and dropping out of school before the nineth grade. Many leave home in the morning, yet at school they are listed as no show. The stories, many stories, about the children graduating from high school, enrolling in college and commencing to party and engage in amusement, leaving college and entering the job market with no training, no job skills and with a poor education.

Oprah went to speak to a girls-only college, in the talk she said that girls should not let the boys call them bitches and Ho, some students question her right to tell them what to do, saying “what is it to you if we want them to call us bitches and ho. When under pressure about her decision to build the school in South Africa, and ask why she didn’t build it in the United States? . She reported, she got tired of the schools in this country, when she would go to a school and ask what they wanted, all they would ask for is Black Berries or Ipods. The girls in South Africa want to go to school. Now we know why Oprah is under fire about her friendship with women including the one with the tv show that airs at the same time Oprah’s show airs. In this country, if I don’t approve of your actions, I fine fault with you personal. People tell me about her employees, proving she is being controlled by the persons that works for her. At least that what they think they can prove. If the employees control her, why did she have Bill O’Rielly on her show? They tell anyone willing to listen,(I am willing to listen) that all her employees are White except her friend Gale and the Lady they claim will replace Oprah when she retire. They think she will be penniless like many other Blacks that earned a large sum of money and die with claims on most or all on deposit.

When I ask them who watch the Oprah Show, and we all agree that the group that watch should get the jobs if they are qualified, I hear, yes but, she hire very few Blacks in her company. We can wonder what would please everybody, just once! My thinking is this, if Oprah give all her money to the people living in some segments of this country it would be spent overnight on parties, pleasure, cars and alcohol. These are the people we should be concern about, Not only education, but this intire country neglected them. This is what we should be discussing and fining remedies. The only people that should be poor in this country, are people like me who made a decision to take a seat in the back and stay at home where you don’t have to fight any more. Oprah will do just fine. And If she need some help counting money I will try to make a few hours available to lend a hand.


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