The Youth: The Hope And The Future Of The Nation

The youth will be the future leaders of our country and as such needs a good and strong foundation to be good leaders and citizens someday. However, there is too much violence in our surroundings right now that we may want to question whether our youth are seeing good role models to emulate in the future. Conflicts in and out of the country are reported on the news day in and day out – without fail. Divorce is common, leaving behind young kids without both parents to guide and mold them as they grow up.

Also, overexposure to unsupervised hours spent surfing the Internet can lead the youth to believe that certain acts are acceptable when in reality they are not. They can access sites that they are not supposed to visit exposing them to pornography. Hence, teenage pregnancy is no longer surprising. Drugs and alcohol abuse is also a constant threat and many youths are already hooked into it. Does the future still look bright when the majority of our youth are riddled with all these problems on a daily basis?

A Teen Summit exploring violence-related issues and other youth topics will be held April 1 at noon at the Booker T. Washington Center, 1720 Holland St.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by Mothers Against Teen Violence, an Erie-based anti-violence group founded in 2010 by community activist Sonya Arrington, in partnership with the Youth Leadership Institute of Erie.

“This is a platform for our youth to

Innovation in Education: Is Privatization the Answer?

A good education can spell the difference between a life full of opportunities and one that is devoid of it. Educated people have the edge in a market that has grown global and competitive. From learning your ABC’s and 123’s to comprehending the most complex concepts in your chosen field, it is the role of the educational system to educate its youth in the ways of the world. Today, people educate themselves through the Internet and not from regular classes. Social media took the world by storm and authority sites mushroomed everywhere. Far from the norm, anyone can create their own blogs and take the place of traditional journalists in disseminating information to the public.

Road sign to education and future

Education is no longer limited to what is taught in textbooks nor does it end once you step out of the four corners of the classroom with the numerous advancements in technology.

Today’s kids are more open to embracing all the changes around them but are they educated enough to remain competitive after graduation? Has our educational system learned to innovate and kept up with all the changes?

Despite his strong stance on international trade and immigration reforms, it seems as if President Trump has no clear plan yet when it comes to education along with an even more controversial Secretary of Education appointment whose plans involve privatizing the sector.

How will the present administration address issues surrounding schools and the educational system that is currently taking place and the job mismatch after when the statistics show this idea is …