Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Blame For Failing Inner City Schools

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An interesting piece that may shed light on a slow but definite change in black voting patterns and the Democratic leacership that takes them for granted each November but fails them in between:

In the 40th anniversary of the beginning of the Black Power movement in the United States, there is no clearer indication of black power’s failure than in urban school systems like Baltimore’s that are run by Democrats. Washington, D. C. schools are some of the worst in the country. Democrats run D.C.

In the Manhattan Institute study, Baltimore’s graduation rate was 91st of the country’s 100 largest school systems. But Detroit’s -- another city run by Democrats -- was 98th. In both Baltimore and Detroit, most of those Democrats are black who are supposed to be exercising black power to improve conditions for black folks.

Instead, today’s black Democrats in places like Baltimore and Detroit seem to have their lips permanently sutured to the rump of the Democratic Party jackass. If there is a clash between, say, the Democrats’ commitment to teachers’ unions and educational improvement for black folks, Democrats will choose teachers’ unions.

Read the whole thing, especially the part about charter schools and their success.

It seems that black America is awakening to what is happening. Integrating the schools was a noble idea but doomed to failure. African-American parents want the best for their children--as does every American--and the lip service paid to them and policies enacted by Democrats is finally seen for what it really is--an endless road to nowhere that has made the black student a permanent underclass where they could be a shining example of what America really stands for.

I'm happy to see that there is a hope for these children and I love that they are making great strides. Democrats hate the voucher system because the unions hate the voucher system. Perhaps the donk minority will wake up and see that the lives of young African-Americans do indeed matter and the same old same old is just not working.

This is prescient:

Maryland -- with the Democratic-dominated legislature whose Democratic legislators claim they are committed to good education for black kids -- didn’t pass a law allowing charter schools to be established until 2003. The main hamstring was opposition from teachers’ unions. Black folks committed to true black political power would have called the Democrats on their slobbering servility to teachers’ unions long ago.

Instead, we get black politicians who play the blacker-than-thou card on the matter of charter schools.

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