“Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
America is great because we have free education for everyone. Free education allows anyone to be as enlightened as anyone else. It allows anyone to be an astronaut or inventor. Anyone can be someone we respect and value regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, etc.
Why do we fail to use education to become better people. People don’t accept blame well. Our favorite scapegoat is the “System” and, secondarily, principals, teachers, parents and students. Students? Really?
Don’t blame. It’s a “bleep”. Fix the bleep. Bleep fixing requires intelligence and character- knowledge and conviction.
Edward Alexander Bouchet was the first African-American to earn a doctorate degree, which he received for physics in 1876 from Yale.
NYC’s graduation rate was above 70% for the first time in 2016. The white student graduation rate was 88% while the black and hispanic rate was 65%. Only about 50% of students with disabilities graduated.
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