Wednesday, May 31, 2017

SEPARATE AND UNEQUAL PUBLIC EDUCATION - Perdaily.com

SEPARATE AND UNEQUAL PUBLIC EDUCATION - Perdaily.com:

SEPARATE AND UNEQUAL PUBLIC EDUCATION

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In spending the Memorial Day weekend with an old teacher friend who lives and works in an upscale bedroom community out on Long Island, New York, I was unexpectedly enlightened by yet another lesson as to how the purposefully failed predominantly poor minority filled innercity public education systems in this country bear no resemblance to the still excellent public education that remains the rule in the suburbs, where the affluent middle class live and can still exert their substantial financial influence.

When my friend, who only started teaching in his late 40s told me that he was making well over $100,000 a year as a special needs teacher, I realized immediately that me and Dorothy Gale were not in Kansas anymore...nor for that matter in innercity L.A., Chi-town, or NYC, where the first rule of public education "reform" still remains: How little can we pay teachers- while getting rid of those at the top of the salary scale- so that obscene corporate profit can yet again increase.

As constituted, the institution of public education remains clearly designed to maintain an inherently racist status quo in this country by assuring that the education the vast majority of minority children receive in innercity public schools in say NYC in no way resembles the excellent public, parochial or private education that predominantly White children get in toney suburban communities in such places like Long Island, Marin County or Simi Valley.

In fairness to the folks living in suburbia and given their complete lack of association with minorities, it would be difficult at best for them to understand the destructive public education system poor minorities are continuing to be subjected to, since it is literally never experienced in the affluents' daily lives. By mistakenly projecting their exclusive education experience with their own children's education onto minorities, whose public education in no way approximates that of their children, these predominantly affluent White parents are left with the not politically correct and yet egotist fallacious conclusion that the poor minorities must in fact be inferior.

In the not too distant past then denominated inferior Irish, Italians, Jews and other immigrants somehow got an SEPARATE AND UNEQUAL PUBLIC EDUCATION - Perdaily.com:



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