The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children. Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Meditation: Our current administration is cutting after school programs, reducing special education support and the support of the office of civil rights. Public schools and schools that are struggling are receiving less funding, while private and charter school receive more. It is obvious that minority students have lost out. What do we do for our children? Currently the children of rich households are getting more choices, more funding, increasing support and more opportunities. Children of low income families or children with special needs are being left behind. The quality gap of education is widening. Classism and racism are winning once again, and the oppression of minority children is glaringly obvious. We are failing the test as a society. Our current government is failing us by failing to provide for our children. Injustice to some of us, is injustice to all of us.
Prayer: God, we are lamenting the behind the scenes dismantling of the public school system and the withdrawal of support of minorities that had been established over the past ten years. Children will begin hanging out on the streets instead of attending after school programs. Struggling schools will struggle even more. Children with special needs are being left behind. The injustice that is happening is intentionally hidden behind the chaos in the Whitehouse. A lot is happening that the public should not see, should not be aware of. But, God, we see the immoral workings of the current administration against our children. God, wake us Americans up! Amen.
Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me. Matthew 25:45