Seeing that you've taken the royal-ness out of your name already is dis-cerning to my heart.
On the subject of public education, I can overstand what you're talking about, and there's a lot of websites, revolutionaries, and reggae lyrics that are going to agree with your stance. I used to agree too. But as a reggae lyricist, revolutionary, and fellow youth myself, let me say that all we're or they're saying is that we must simply abridge what is a fundamentally important aspect in the upbringing of Jah children. Be part of the change - just waiting for someone else to do it is about as effective as hoping the government will change while living your life on a quiet hillside, never leaving.
And what happened to looking onto our guiding template of being, His Imperial Majesty, Haile Selassie I the first? Are we to just ignore how he not only was a master student in Zion, Ethiopia but also traveled to this very nation to earn a number of degrees?
And what we build with our karma will surely affect our holistic tomorrow. Who is Babylon going to view as a reputable source of information - one who mastered their own game, or snaked around the edges just for a high school diploma?
Not to mention your position as a European in a country racially biased against everyone except Europeans. If you're on the recieving hand of an unfair privelege, you should take every drop of that privlege and come to kill Babylon off with its own medicine. Know their game, know what they know, and also continually to spirtually grow on your own, as you've immeasurably done in the past while balancing their workload agenda.
As revolutionary spoken word artist Jello Biafra once said about the media, "Don't hate the media - become the media." This is a principal we can use to halt any and all corruption as properly as possible.
Hopefully these points are considered both by you, Evan, and any other confused idrens. It's a tough time, but the last thing we can do is throw away the oppurtunity resting in our hand.
As an elder said onto me before I opened an evening for the now deceased Culture featuring Joseph Hill - "mash dem up!"