My articles, Elrado Ramsay, Forum, CrossRoadsNews, June 9, 2012, Funding won't solve problems facing our schools, was not intended to focus on waiting for transformation from what is positive, relativistic platitudes about being positive, nor to assuage the feelings of any educator, politician, administrator, pundit or student nor to delve into the school as a social experiment where we pray and hope for the best. That kind of garbage thinking is over. It is too late for that.
My article was to reject the fraudulent notion that somehow if Georgia taxpayers put more money into education we are going to get out more educated or better educated black students. We should not forget that Dr. Walker was well entrenched in the DeKalb County School Board when former school district Chief, Crawford Lewis, was earning his indictment for ripping off the money and DeKalb school district trinkets Dr. Walker now wants all the taxpayers to replace.
Black education is in crisis all over America- more so than for any other ethnic group. We cannot just ask the State for more money. We must check our participation in the system. We must realign our commitment to getting a good education for ALL black children. We must insist on accountability from educators, administrators, parents, students- everybody. We must end social promotion in schools. If Johnny can do better in school we must insist on it.
Pointing to manipulated statistics for political purposes is the same old victimization excrement that we use to tell ourselves that it is not our fault. It makes us justify mediocrity all around the board. This is not about scoring petty points or accommodating weak minded people who would prefer to ascribe racist dimensions when we do not make things go our way. Getting an education is a war, and we need intellectual commandos.