One of the things I noticed while teaching chess in elementary after-school enrichment programs is the beauty of the schools.
Sadly, though, they are fenced, locked, and secured after hours so one can’t just wander the school grounds to look at the beauty.
That’s where I come in!
I wandered and took pictures to share.
These really show just exactly how the students at this elementary school are being indoctrinated.
The following is Bird Rock Elementary School in La Jolla, an enclave of the rich in San Diego, California.
I think it’s interesting that each graduating class, and sometimes other grades as well, present a gift to the school.
My elementary school, Charles H. Flato Elementary in Kingsville, Texas, was no beauty when I was there in 1965-1966, having been built in the 1930s or so, and we certainly didn’t give anything back to the school when we left….
Click on the pictures that are NOT stamps and you can get a bigger version.
They make use of all their space. For example, the following two pictures are of the back of the wall that holds the basketball goal.
No, I did not put these words on the steps using Photoshop…….
In the third picture above, the text reads, “If we are to reach real peace in this world…. we shall have to begin with the children.”—Gandhi
How wonderful it would be if our children were indoctrinated first with things like logic, reasoning, and science before being indoctrinated with religion. That’s my opinion, and at the age of 60, I’m sticking with it.
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