A Christmas Carol and President Obama

Replace Obama with Delaware Governor Markell, and NYC with Wilmington, and this is Delaware too. Excellent post Ken!

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Why did Charles Dickens write A Christmas Carol in 1843?

Dickens visited Field Lane Ragged School in London.

“Field Lane and similar schools left Dickens completely appalled. Like the treadmill (which was attached to nothing and served no purpose except to inflict physical pain and exhaustion) and the Poor Laws, they really were little more than an attempt to get… children off the streets. Anything resembling useful education or hope was barely visible at such schools. Dickens saw clearly that, under the guise of help, impoverished children were being written off as both unsaveable and undeserving, mere brutes who needed to be kept from sight of the middle class and turned into docile slaves of mills and factories. The concept that they were even children, or deserved… cheer of mind and body, seems to have eluded most people promoting these institutions.”¹

Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol in a rage…

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Kevin Ohlandt

I am a proud parent of a son with Tourette's Syndrome and several other co-morbidities. I write on this blog to educate other parents so they know a bit more about not only special education, but all the really bad things that are happening with public schools in Delaware and the USA. We are all in this together, and if our children aren't able to advocate for themselves it's up to us parents! We need to stop letting companies run our schools, and demand our children get a proper education. Our Departments of Education in our states have become weak with fear from the bullying US DOE, and we need to take back our schools!

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