Education at a Crossroads
In just a matter of days — perhaps next Monday — a decision will be made in Washington affecting the futures of millions of children in low-income communities, and in the very troubled area of race relations in America.
An opportunity has arisen — belatedly — that may not come again in this generation. That is an opportunity to greatly expand the kinds of schools that have successfully educated, to a high level, inner-city youngsters whom the great bulk of public schools fail to educate to even minimally adequate levels.
What may seem on the surface to be merely a matter of whether the U.S. Senate confirms or rejects the nomination of Betsy De- Vos to be head of the U.S. Department of Education involves far bigger stakes.
To view more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition https://www.etypeservices.com/Franklin%20(LA)%20Banner-TribuneID117/