A picture is worth a thousand words? For some pictures, no adequate words exist.
L’Express caption in English:
The audacity! – 17/03/2010
Rather puts into a different perspective the whines of students about “having to go to school,” not bringing pencils or paper, and not making it to class on time, doesn’t it? What value does this girl and her family place on education?
To those who think the U.S. should in no case offer aid to Palestinians to build or operate schools, I ask: Who do you want to pay for this child’s schooling, and direct the curriculum?
Teachers, is this photo useful for studying human rights? Education? Middle Eastern human geography (AP), geography, or other issues? Contrast this girl’s path to school with that of Linda Brown in Topeka, Kansas, in 1951 (Brown vs. Topeka Board of Education).
Is education a civil right? Is education a basic human right?
Tip of the old scrub brush to James Kessler, who posted a slightly profanely-captioned version of this on Facebook.
Update: Amusing Planet has this photo (with a nice shout out) and several others, showing kids risking their lives to get to school in China, Vietnam, and Indonesia – it’s awe-inspiring, scary and encouraging at the same time.
- Palestine: Not Just a Country My Identity (yd-p.com)
- Indoctrinating Children in America: Palestine Solidarity in the Classroom (iranaware.com)
- Choosing a Preschool: What to Consider (education.com)
- The Struggle Within (Words From a Deep Heart to Palestine) (dailymuslima.wordpress.com)
- Hiyam : Palestine (kiva.org)
- An average day in an unusual office; human rights research in Palestine (palestiniandiary.wordpress.com)
- Palestine Youth Orchestra: a Bridge to the World ~ by @docjazzmusic (occupiedpalestine.wordpress.com)
- “Graffiti was my education”: interview with Palestinian designer Hafez Omar (ramyabdeljabbar.wordpress.com)