21 January 2013

#IdlePlenty

Let's face it... a culture that can't take care of its children is a culture on the road to oblivion...

VANCOUVER -- "Only one-third of aboriginal students are graduating, with the rate dropping 1.3% last year, according to a school board report."

"The same report sampled groups of aboriginal pupils in elementary schools and found the students are three times more likely to miss class, and tend to have 20% lower literacy and numeracy scores than non-aboriginal students."
That's among the one third that graduates, I presume?

Let's face it... even 12 billion dollars per year can't provide every aboriginal child with an $850.00 per day consulting gig.

Two words... parental... responsibility. The "communities" always seem to be able to blockade a highway or converge on Parliament Hill at will. How about a little nurturing for your own children?

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RELATED: This isn't "news"
"The rate of deaths from injuries is 3 to 4 times higher for Aboriginal children than for other children in Canada."

Source: Government of Canada (2002) Healthy Canadians – A Federal Report on Comparable Health Indicators Ottawa: Health Canada.
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3 comments:

Dollops said...

My experience of having taught Gitxan students in an amalgamated highschool and then watching those kids grow into adults might interest or puzzle you. The "best" Indian kids went on to become leaders and administrators in their local area while the inattentive "failures" are out seeking work and rocking no boats. Kinda makes you wonder ...

Frances said...

Big problem, Neo, is that the parents and children who do wish to pursue the education option are too frequently ostracized and labelled "apples".

Neo Conservative said...

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what would make these protesters happy? the rates of criminality, addiction, family violence & unemployment suggest that their sacred culture is truly a menace.

integration with the larger field of folk and being out of the clutches of the money-laden chiefs and the socialist resevation system is the only sure way.

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