Dear Next President, I am reporting a crime against children
Dear Next President:
It appears the main stream media failed to raise one single significant question about our nation's public school system during the debates. It is my intention to update you on the status of our public school system from an educator's perspective.
Our Nation's greatest achievement ~ Over one hundred and fifty years of Public Education! Our Nation's greatest shame, 150 years of quality Public Education determined by zip code policies... Historically, our Public School System has, since the first day doors opened, given more money to our wealthy schools than to our poor schools. America's Black children have not only face inequity, but segregation and racism as well.
· In 1896 Plessy vs Ferguson documents that Black children have been asked to do more with even less.
· In 1954 Brown vs The Board of Education offered America an opportunity to redeem itself on race; six decades later that redemption is still as far away as it was before our Nation's Highest Court ordered an end to segregation.
· The 2015 Education Week Quality Counts Report, indicates that 49 of our 50 states spend more money on their wealthy schools than their poor schools. The schools where children living below the poverty line attend, have always been asked to do more with less.
Dear Next President, racism has deep roots in our American Public School System, since that very first day when doors opened. Immigrant children have done no better than Black children in our Children are more than test scores: Dear Next President, I am reporting a crime against children: