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African Americans and Charter Schools: Why we must say “No”!

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Over the last decade, charter schools have been receiving a lot of attention and a lot of accolades for their “so-called” ability to provide a better education for many children. They have become so popular that President Obama has allocated $5 billion in education grant to states that encourage or promote charter schools. The proponents of charter schools accentuate only the positive aspects of these schools; however, there are some negative aspects to these schools that need to be addressed. Personally, I am not a proponent of charter schools for a number of reasons. This will be the basis of this week’s show. There are some serious ramifications that are presented by the introduction of charter schools into the African American community. Our tax dollars are used to fund public schools. The administrators of these schools, such as, the Board of Education, community school boards, and Parent Teacher Associations are either incompetent or uncaring. If all three of these bodies were doing their job the right way, there would be no need for charter schools. African Americans must become proactive in regards to the goings-on in their communities. Stand up and fight for what is right. Stop listening to the phony politicians and others who are selling us a bag of bones in regards to our children’s well being. If billions of dollars are allocated each year towards education, how come our children are failing? Is it because of incompetence, greed, lack of accountability, or is it the fact that those who are supposed to look out for us; don’t really give a damn about us? I appeal to Black America, please, let us rethink this charter school thing, because it is not all that it seems to be. Join me this Thursday, May 20th 2010 @ 8pm to discuss and debate this very important topic!