In They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky, Benson Deng said, “As we learned a few things, we saw that in order to understand the world, we needed to be educated.” For example, there were many times in the book where villages experienced bombings. How could young boys understand what bombs were and why they were being dropped on their homes? They’re parents and friends died right in front of them. If I had no clue about how cruel the world was, I would be completely confused as to why this war was taking place. That’s why children should be in school. They can learn about real events that happened and will happen and not be totally blinded by oblivion. Think about if you were one of these Sudanese children again. They were excited just by getting a book to read. Even if it was mainly pictures! In the novel, Alepho Deng stated, “Reading made us feel good.” (422) Would you crave schoolwork and jump up and down just by finding a book? I would if I had no education whatsoever. It’s hard to think about ourselves having no knowledge because we all grew up in school since we were tiny. These kids in Sudan learn first grade material at the age of nine. That thought alone makes me even more grateful for America. We are so fortunate to be able to obtain information and use it for understanding at such a young
In 2011, 24-year-old Joe DeNenno traveled to Afghanistan with the intent to change the lives of the children in the Zhari District. He teamed up with the local security forces and government officials to build new schools throughout the district to improve the education for local children. One billion dollars went towards the funding of schools and rise of education in Afghanistan. But nearly four years later, one would not be able to see a difference between the schools and a town that's been hit by a category 3 hurricane. From leaky roofs to cut up doors, the schools were no longer a place for education but rather a place for warlords to inhabit. Over 50 American funded schools were now battlefield provinces. These runned down schools were
The children have saw this and for some this further inspires them that they have to school so they make life better in the future. For most children they are scared to school and believe that education is just corrupted because they saw what happened to the 200 Chibok girls caught schooling. Boko Haram discourages kids from going to school as they blow up schools they kidnap kids and now enlist them then rape the girls and make them housewives. This is now decreasing the education level because with no real teachers they “learn” at displacement camps with pencils and notebooks from UNICEF but no textbooks. While Boko Haram is to mainly blame for this the army has been using schools to target the terrorist organization. Destroying schools left and right.
As a kid my grandparents’ description of the United States never ceased to amaze me. The way they described American schools looks, platform, and libraries made me envious. I always wondered to myself “why are we not like them? Why is Iraq so undeveloped?” now I detect incontrovertibly clearly that all the lines point at the same reason, students in Iraq avoid studying, learning, and reading. However, they are not entirely to be blamed, the educational system is wrong doer.
You see, I am a mother of three, and recently one of my kids was sent back home. Since families and their children have no contact with each other during the time they attend school, I had no idea of the horrors that it this institution - that is, until she spoke to me. Even if she is too young or too unheeding to truly understand what she and others went through, I’m not. For one, they were completely isolated, not only from their families and communities but also from their customs, culture, traditions, faith. The cultural genocide inherent in this institution in unreal – from its very creation to its educational system. Kids are forbidden to speak their native language in any circumstance, the language they have been immersed in and have been speaking their entire lives; a part of themselves even. Or to practice any of their spiritual traditions, which are an important part of their culture and beliefs and identity, while being forced to convert into Christianity, and being exposed to denigration of their religious practices. As well as very poorly educated, as lessons are only taught for half a day, are taught in English which is a language the vast majority of the children don’t speak, not to mention that the teachers are usually unfit to teach these children as they don’t adapt their materials so that the students can fully understand it. Not only this, but also the rest of the time was spent with vocational training, except the only training they really got was on how to run a school, not doing work that could help them in the future if they did in fact decide to become assimilated into the population like the government wishes. Although I’m not sure the “civilized society” offers much better conditions than our communities, if the schools are any indication of it. Even basic necessities such as clothing are
According to Unicef, the ongoing violence has aggravated the deteriorating education system where there is low enrollment rate, poor school infrastructure, and decreasing girls’ participation in school. The school infrastructure is so poor that, based on the Annual Education Census (AEC) “ 36 % of primary school students have no access to latrines and 85 % had no school fencing”(Unicef, 2017). Currently the teaching learning process is taking place where schools are organized in a temporary shelter or worse under trees (see the image below), and teaching material remains a big hardel (Jok, 2016).
Ten years after the war in Iraq, the story is eerily similar, and even more devastating. Iraq is a tale of two countries: one Iraq is for the wealthy and privileged business elites and their government lackeys, while the other Iraq is lacking clean water, a clean environment, basic services and safety. If you're part of the latter Iraq, it's as if the war started this year.
“In [Bush’s] first budget he proposed cutting federal spending on libraries by $39 million … nearly 19 percent reduction” (Moore, 8) to an already poorly funded system. Politicians reduce funding for schools and public libraries keeping them from updating their books and maintaining their buildings that are “literally falling apart” (Moore, 8). This creates terrible learning conditions for student and horrible teaching conditions, as students are forced into crowded buildings, sometimes lacking a classroom of their own. These conditions were so bad in Washington D.C. the entire “school system had to delay the start of school for three weeks” (Moore, 8). Yet politicians, like the previously mentioned, newspapers and publications, news hosts and pundits, choose to focus on television shows, teachers, and teachers’ unions as the problem for the failing school systems as reinforced by a quote from “Chester Finn, a former assistant secretary of education in Bush the Elder’s administration, ‘If you put out a Ten-Most Wanted list of who’s killing American education, I’m not sure who you would have higher on the list: the teachers’ union or the education school faculties” (Moore, 6).
We consider the methods required for education leavers, members of the armed forces and for those suffering mental disability individually, but regardless of personal situations re-entrants need to be treated with equality and fairness.
The Iraqi Republican Guard during that battle consisted of the Tawakalna Republic Guard Division, 12th Armored Division, and 26th Infantry Division. Specifically the battle 73 Easting, the conflict took place against the 18th Armored Brigade. It was one of three brigades assigned to Tawakalna Division. Its mission in moving there was to protect the Division flank during its move. Thus, the 18th Armored Brigade’s action was to move toward to the Iraqi Army's training areas, near to the 73 Easting. They were the best-armored vehicles of the Iraqi Army, with T-72 tanks, the front-line export version of modern Soviet tank technology. They were in static defensive positions with some alternative positions prepared. Iraq had T-72 main battle tanks with a 125mm main gun able to engage targets up to 2,000m. It also carried a 12.7 and 7.62 machine guns with the same effective ranges as the U.S .50cal and M240. In addition, the Iraqi Republican Guard had Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty (BMP) infantry-fighting vehicles from the Soviet Union; Armored Personnel Carriers (APC); SA- 13 Air Defense Missiles; 152mm Towed Artillery; and Assured Crew Return Vehicle (ACRV) for Command. It also had engineering vehicle BAT-M Earth Mover; Utility Trucks; T-55 Tanks; BTR-70; MTLB Command Vehicles; ZSU-23-4 Air Defense Guns; 81mm dismounted mortars; Ambulance; POL Trucks; and Cargo Trucks. It is important to remember that none of the Iraq tanks, BMPs, or APCs had night
While the nation mourns the 2,000th U.S. combat death in Iraq, instead of looking for ways to plan an exit strategy, Congress is finalizing another payment of $50 billion to continue fighting the war.
The novel takes place in Devon, New England around early 1942. World War II was occurring and the United States had just entered the war on December 7, 1942 due to the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The war had a negative impact on most people since they were either drafted into the war, or put into some factories to build and manufacture weapons for the war. As this was going on, most children were sent out to boarding school to stay there, kids who were becoming the age of seventeen were being prepared to be drafted and starting to enlist into the war. “Perhaps the school wasn’t as well kept up in those days; perhaps varnish, along with everything else, had gone to war” (Knowles 9). Gene is talking in present time about how war affected the school,
In an additional effort to recover from the destruction of the war, South Korea invested in education, building a free market system, and developing their own corporate culture. Education had suffered deeply because nearly a quarter of existing classrooms were destroyed during the Korean War. However, South Korea was flooded with aid, most of which was financed by Oxfam a non- profiting organization. From 1952 to 1961 it covered tons of school supplies, clothing, aid to hospitals and more constructive self- help projects. The Oxfam Education Department also made education compulsory for all kids and made schools free for children under twelve years of age. Consequently, this allowed the children of Korea to be educated in every field and use
Tyler Bonin’s The Atlantic article “The Challenge of Teaching War to Today's Students”, published in November 8th, 2017 addresses the “Challenge” of this article with “I realized that it was not simply a matter of disinterest, but rather that the subject only existed to them in an abstract manner”. Tyler Bonin, in his Rationale, interprets this challenge as a congestion to the future of the current generation in America as today’s students will be “exposed to an entirely new set of policies and institutions have been developed in the name of the “War on Terror.””. Thus in Bonin’s postulation, ultimately it is the civic responsibility of today’s students to understand and assess violence being
Journalists have argued that George W. Bush accused Iraq along with North Korea and Iran of being a part of “an axis of evil”. This terminology meant that these countries were seen and assumed to be a major threat to world’s stability. Notwithstanding being labeled as such, in order to help the situation the UN decided to cooperate with Iraq on one condition, which was for Iran to allow the UN to carry-out weapon inspections. Despite being given a chance to redeem their countries reputation, Iraq unfortunately failed to cooperate with these terms. This eventually led to the UN having suspicions that Iraq have in their positions illegal weapons, this became another cause for the war occurring.