We are the product of who we’ve learned lessons from. As a result of this concept, some of us learned life lessons from people who were less than qualified to do so. It is for this reason, among many others, that I believe good teachers are the most important people in modern society. Think about how much time you spent in a classroom versus at home with your parents. Teachers are responsible for showing children everything from how to interact with people, to when to advocate for yourself in situations of peril.
Taking this concept one step further, much like people we choose to not associate with, we have all had a teacher/teachers who left a bad taste in our mouths. These individuals were overworked, underpaid, and made it clear to their students about both of these personal issues. The best teachers take those shortfalls in stride and still do their best to help us become wholesome members of society.
If you haven’t, thank a teacher that’s done something for you. Here’s what you missed in the news over the weekend.
We Need Answers
Last week, on Sunday, the world was informed of the tragic crash of an Ethiopian Airline flight during which a Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft was being flown. Aside from the friends and family members of the victims, people are concerned that the Federal Aviation Administration is hiding information, especially because a few months earlier, a crash happened with the same FAA-approved aircraft.
“Teams of FAA engineers and inspectors conduct regular oversight of an ODA to ensure any approvals or certificates issued meet the FAA’s strict safety standards..Having said that, the FAA has vey little, if anything, to do with the actual manufacture of the aircraft once it’s been approved to be manufactured…That needs to be looked at.”
–David Sourcie, former FAA safety inspector
Eggsactly What We Need Right Now
Over the weekend, an anonymous Australian teenager smashed an egg atop the head of Senator Fraser Anning, an outwardly spoken anti-Muslim member of the Australian government. For those who’ve failed to pay attention to the news, on Friday, a gunman killed over fifty people after he opened fire at two separate mosques in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. Directly after the shooting, Sen. Anning said that “while this kind of violent vigilantism can never be justified, what it highlights is the growing fear within our community, both in Australia and New Zealand of the increasing Muslim presence. The real cause of the bloodshed on New Zealand streets today is the immigration program which allowed Muslim fanatics to migrate to New Zealand in the first place.
Following his speech, the famous teenager egged Sen. Anning, and the Senator then punched the 17-year-old boy, causing even more people to regret every voting him into office.