Monday, January 24, 2011

Quote of the Day

Rev. Reginald Jackson, head of the Black Minister’s Council, responds to those who oppose school vouchers because not every child in a failing district could avail themselves of a potentially superior educational opportunity:
I’m glad they weren’t around when Harriet Tubman was running the underground railroad. They’d tell her that if she can’t free all the slaves, she shouldn’t free any of them.
From Tom Moran's column in yesterday's Star-Ledger.

1 comment:

kallikak said...

Also from Tom Moran's story, the real problem, as explained by 16-year old former East Orange public school student Al-Jani Brice:

"I’m surrounded (now, as a scholarship recipient at Immaculate Conception High School in Montclair) by students who want to learn and succeed, who aren’t fighting and cursing and talking back to the teacher,” he said. “Now I have to study. I’m in an environment that can help me succeed. And I want other kids to have this so they can succeed.”

Sounds like a real indictment of the teachers in East Orange, doesn't it?

Tell me again what Christie proposes to cure student populations resistant to learning?