Do any of the government programs reflect this saying “Give a person a fish, feed him for a day; teach a person how to fish,?

feed him for a lifetime”?

5 Answers

  • ?
    4 days ago

    To ‘teach’ requires a school and schools cost money. ‘Budget cuts’ tend to his education first. In a world where the ‘economy’ is the economy of an ever smaller universe of trans national corporations that basically own ‘our’ government corporations tend to move jobs to China and India. Why bother to educate our people when you can hire them for close to nothing overseas?

  • lare
    4 days ago

    the problem with the saying is it is a falsehood. teach everyone to fish and the fish will be exterminated and no one will be fed. it is scary how many fish are near extinction now. a few countries have awaken to the fact that fishing has to be regulated if it is to be sustainable.

  • ?
    4 days ago

    Or better yet, build him a fire and he’ll be warm for a day. Light him on fire and he’ll be warm for the rest of his life.

  • Anonymous
    4 days ago

    Every program that supports education, from locally funded K-12 through Pell Grants and beyond, answer to that philosophy.

    The wonder is why, in the face of that basic truth, education is under continual threat.

  • Akeath
    4 days ago

    There are many programs that do that.

    One is Vocational Rehabilitation. They help people who are disabled get back into the work force, so they can become productive, tax-paying citizens once more. It involves vocational training, job search aid, and counseling. Voc Rehab may also pay the person’s salary originally if a company agrees to hire that person. If the person is a good fit, the company will take over the salary payments and keep that person on.

    Family Resource environments are also open to the public and will help people work on their resumes, allow people the use of computers to fill out applications online, and in other ways help them with job searches.

    Another one that starts much earlier is Head Start. Head Start helps to prepare children from low-income families with services that help kids get ready for school, help with children with developmental issues, and also help families that are having trouble get stable housing, continued education, etc. It has had an excellent success rate in helping low-income children out of the cycle of poverty and become productive citizens later in life.

    There are now Welfare For Work programs in some states that require Welfare recipients to try to work. Toward that end, the state offers them assistance finding jobs, vocational training placements, transportation for work purposes, etc.

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