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Christie on Education: “How Disgusted I Am”

Posted by Larry Doyle on February 10th, 2012 3:41 PM |

I wrote earlier today about the need for those in college to “not let their classwork get in the way of their education.”

That said, in order to get to college or ahead in the world in the first place, each and every child in our nation needs a quality secondary education.

They are not getting it.

Obviously, family structure and other factors play a significant role in our children’s well being and development; however, when we have urban graduation rates of approximately 50%, education in many cities is largely in name only. From where do you think large percentages of our prison populations come? (more…)

Rev. James Meeks Takes on the New Slave Masters

Posted by Larry Doyle on February 23rd, 2010 8:38 AM |

Rev. James Meeks

“We don’t have slave masters,” he said. “We got mayors. But they still the same white people who are presiding over systems where black people are not able . . . to be educated.”

That is some statement.

Who expressed such strong and incendiary outrage? The Reverend James Meeks, founder and senior pastor of Salem Baptist Church in Chicago, the largest African-American church in Illinois.

In my opinion, Meeks did not look to score pure political points in launching into the mayors of our nation. To a very large extent, Meeks is taking on the Democratic Party establishment which has embraced the African-American community and championed their fight. Then why is Meeks railing on the mayors? (more…)

Education Funding Needs Sense on Cents

Posted by Larry Doyle on February 1st, 2010 12:02 PM |

Throwing money at problems is not necessarily a sure-fire fix. That said, without funding many initiatives never truly get off the ground. Money does make the world go round . . . but in what direction, on what axis, and at what rate?

Let’s enter into one segment of the Washington dynamic that is receiving increased funding — education. I concur with President Obama that quality secondary education is vitally necessary to address our long term social and fiscal problems.

In President Obama’s State of the Union speech last week, he referenced that he does not want to be in second place behind China, India, or any other nation in the world. Well, if we employ a little truth in advertising here, President Obama should have highlighted that the United States educational rankings currently place us 18th of the top 25 industrialized nations. ¬† (more…)






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