Updated: Dec 9, 2020
This country is not designed for any other than the hand picked "elite"
Our country is in a state of Urgency. Change is a must not an option. Our Leadership decides the fate of the masses. Will it continue to be money swaying decisions and the treatment of individuals or will people in power gain a moral compass?
We sacrifice our lives
Loose time with our husband's, friends, children and wives
Only to be treated like dirt and told many lies
We equip our nation with knowledge
Ready not for war but college
Or perhaps the next super star, president, inventor or vassalage
We rise up and step in from day break til day end
Only to be cast out and shunned in our hour of need discarded like the world's greatest sin
And even then
We still armor up and scrub in
Sacrificing our lives for this nations children
Unlike what's said in the Color Purple , "even sinners have soul"
Its clear educators aren't even worth an ounce of gold
Our nation's leaders wouldn't even pass us on to the lowest bidder
They cast us out hoping the ditch feasts on these "critters"
We protect, teach, love, inform and transform
Yet we are abandoned by our nation to which we are sworn
Despite our loyalty we are certainly not treated like royalty
Our only present from our president is continued enslavement and poverty
When a child is lost, and in need of guidance or a family is being divided
It is a teacher's love that keeps them top sided
It is the teacher that fills hearts with hopes and dreams
The teacher we all know will always be on your team
It is the teacher that fuels creativity and passion and many time shields our children from a lashing
But despite being the first and last one in line, standing at your back, front and side
Despite unlocking and building minds
At our most critical time the teacher is sacrificed and crucified
Just another example in America when the elite's money has more value than lives
Fact, In March our Nation reached a peak for a crippling pandemic that we have yet to comprehend the true overall impacts it will have on "our" Nation. Fact, this pandemic forced us to begin impromptu virtual learning in the Spring. Fact, Educators all over the country immediately jumped in and quickly changed over to this virtual learning in order to protect self and children hoping to slow or eliminate Covid-19. Fact, Center of Disease officials stated case numbers would peak in the fall during flu season. Fact, case numbers and death rates continue to increase each day. This October we reached a record of the highest number of cases within a day. Fact, in the Spring "our" Nation surpassed case numbers within other countries putting us #1 in the world for Covid-19. Fact, political officials including members on the CCSD board stated Educators were not inclined to return to in-person learning if they felt uncomfortable or case numbers continued to increase. Fact, despite case numbers continuing to increase daily, schools were reopened this fall. Fact, since the start of school case number for children have grown. Fact, several Educators have not only been infected but have passed away since the return to school. Fact, CCSD has opened all schools and are increasing the number of children in-person throughout October, 2020. Fact, Educators opinions and discomfort continues to be dismissed, as a result many, myself included, have been forced to resign due to fear of infection, lack of hazard pay, being placed on unpaid medical leave or denied medical leave and inefficient responses to Covid-19 cases in school. This is barely a glimpse of what is truly happening to Educators throughout "our" Nation. How many more will loose their jobs or lives before this pandemic ends. Yes Covid-19 is reeking havoc in our lives, but it is also exposing many truths including the fact that Educators are not truly valuable to "our" Nation and are expendable.