The excerpt above was taken from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. In short, one of the key components to getting industry, business, jobs and money to move into an area is to ensure that there are responsible, ethical and intelligent adults to hire.
In order for children to grow into employable adults everyone must do their part. Students, parents, school staff and community must set high standards for personal and work behavior. We all must work to earn the opportunities that geographic areas around Atlanta are enjoying. This includes mandating: students to attend school without a lot of absences, completing their assignments to the best of their ability, staying out of trouble in and outside of school, learning to get along with others and learning to take direction and correction from those in authority respectfully. If young people choose not to follow direction from those in authority, parents have the power to strongly encourage more cooperative behavior. There is no law that states teens must have cell phones, iPods, computers, the latest style of clothing and freedom from caring parents’ investigations.
Waycross and Ware County has a tremendous amount of potential. As a community we will rise to develop the potential or we will fail to steward the potential by making poor excuses and allowing our children and the future of our area to disintegrate. As with many character-making exercises, no one can be neutral. We are, individually and in groups, a part of making our community stronger or weaker.
Training, tax breaks lure Baxter plant to Georgia
By Misty Williams and Aaron Gould Sheinin
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
6:34 p.m. Thursday, April 19, 2012