A Letter to the People in Charge | El Paso, Texas, USA!
A few days ago, I was going through my Facebook feed, when I stumbled upon some extremely upsetting news: Our new American administration is planning to cut off funding for paid programs like NPR and PBS. And I don’t want to sound dramatic, but this is absolutely horrible news.
I remember when I was a kid, I would sit in front of my television and watch these programs. This makes me nostalgic about older days, when I was a shy 6 year old, always eager to learn more. As an adult, I listen to NPR and enjoy it as much as the first day.
Stopping funding for NPR and PBS will not only be a great loss for our media programs in general, it will deprive the kids from programs that shaped me as a child and an adult. They gave me the head start to life, and most importantly, they taught me to really love learning.
As a small child, I remember spending so many hours in front of the TV, soaking up all the information. Programs like NPR and PBS are really what made me the person I am today: An individual who’s always eager to know more, read more, learn more, and be more.
I would never abuse my position to try and persuade you that my political views are the right ones, because this is neither the time nor the place for it. But still, funded programs like those are the ones that shaped me to who I am today. Without them, I wouldn’t be a writer, or a school teacher. Without them, Santosh and #ThisJourneyToInspire wouldn’t have existed. Without them, I wouldn’t have been the man I am today. And that’s why I felt that this article had to be written.
I wish to use this platform that you, my readers, have given me, to provide you with tips that are educational and will make you and your children’s life easier.
One way for me to do this is to write about programs like PBS and NPR. Children benefit greatly from this kind of programming, and cutting off their funding is not going to affect them, but also their parents, who choose to give their offspring a head start before elementary school.
These programs do a lot for kids, they greatly impact their view on life, and cutting them off makes me fear for our youngest generation, as they are going to miss out on some quality-rich content.
Now, it will be more difficult for parents to find good programs to show their kids, and our administration is just making it more difficult for them with this decision. They might think it’s not important, but they forgot that children are greatly influenced by television. They watch it every day, they learn from it, and they take it as an example of real life. So if all they see in it is mindless programs, they will think life is just as mindless, and that’s a pity.
So this is a letter to the people in charge with one easy message: please, don’t cut that funding, because it is the future of our country. Thank you.