Re: Crazy World We Live In, Pt. 2
“identify successful programs” I’m thinking the most successful program is the charter school network and other free choice ideas like the one just expanded in Florida. The success of these programs is seen in the higher academic attainment and graduation rate and especially the thousands of kids on the waiting lists. The fact that parents come out in droves to get their kids into these programs tells me more than anyone spouting the teachers’ union talking points. Yet, there’s only one party pushing this approach. The other guys are in lock step with the teachers’ unions . Academic excellence be damned. I benefited by “white privilege” where my parents took me out of the New York City public school and paid my way through a parochial high school. Now the charter school system proposes just that and for free and without the religious stuff. Yet one party vehemently opposes it. It’s almost as if they were intentionally trying to create a helpless dependent under class. You think?
And don’t call it reparations. My family arrived here in 1929. So it sounds more like extortion.