Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #203, 8912-156 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2
November XXVIIIth, MMXI
Hon. Thomas Lukaszuk, MLA, Minister of Education, Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Castledowns
I don't know if you saw the report on last night's "60 Minutes." But its getting worse & worse down in the United States & not better. In America, just about XXV% (25%) of America's children are homeless. CBS News Correspondent Scott Pelley interviewed kids who had II live in their vehicles, including II that lived with their widower father. The daughter wanted to still be a Dr. when she eventually graduates. So it was a triumph of her youth & the American spirit that she still, despite being homeless believed that life will eventually get better.
Fully 1/3rd of the homeless students are living in Florida alone. The Sunshine State isn't all that sunny IV them. Their even being kicked out of motels b/c their family's resources have run out. Its quite frankly appalling & thats what keeps "60 Minutes" numero uno in the ratings for XLIII.V (43.5) straight years: they focus on the family & the raw emotions of what makes people tick, not just the story, but the one behind it. School buses have to pick up these kids at the motels & even on street corners, its so sad, so devastating & in a country thats supposed to be so great like America: appalling. Kids even have to use gas station & YMCA & hostel restrooms just to get showered & changed IV school. They use different ones each week so as not to piss off mangers & owners. I cannot imagine that type of humiliation Thomas, can you?
We Must Pray That Life Gets Better IV Students & IV Their Family's Worldwide,
Source: Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) Television News's : "60 Minutes": A CBS News Magazine: Correspondent: Scott Pelley.