Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Quotation for Today: School Discipline: An Excuse for Racism

The inequitable nature of the United States education system is the thrust of the quotation for today.  It is not surprising to find intense inequity in public education since inequity is the leading economic feature of this contemporary Age of Greed; a time when hedge fund and former hedge fund managers a la Mitt Romney pay a lower tax rate than their secretaries. 

“The undeniable truth is that the everyday education experience for too many students of color violates the principle of equity at the heart of the American promise.”
Arne Duncan

Mr. Duncan is the United States Secretary of Education, and his quoted comments are aimed at the public school officials whose school "disciplinary" policies are the new form of racism in America.

Lewin, Tamar. "Black Students Face More Discipline, Data Suggests." The New York Times 6 March, 2012: online edition.

Related information:

Nocera, Joe. "A Union Stands Up for Players." The New York Times 5 March, 2012: online edition.

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