I'm going to keep it real with you. I am for the Contract with Black America on Moral Values.
I'll tell you why.
African-Americans want change. I live in Detroit, MI, a city where education has failed our children on many (if not all) levels. Every poll that I have witnessed showed that most blacks want school vouchers. many have their children on witing lists to get inside charter schools. Many homeschool their children. However, the Democrats -- black and white alike -- oppose anything that would offend the teachers' unions, who are among their biggest political backers, in terms of money, votes, and the ability to mobilize precincts on Election Day with manpower and phone banks.
To break it down further teachers' unions are the reason why we are at war on this education issue here in Michigan. The Mafia of the Democratic Party. Democrats cannot match what the Republicans can offer black parents school choice. But someone has to bring out that fact -- and a Contract with Black America would be one of the best ways of publicizing and dramatizing this difference between the parties.
Right now there is a need for school discipline and school safety in our public schools. The Democrats have no backup plan to this very important stigma that are affecting our children nationwide. We have liberal judges appointed or voted in by Democrats who have created so many "rights" for disruptive students that a few classroom clowns and hoodlums are able in many cases to destroy any hope of educating the rest of the students.
The purpose of educational options is empowerment. I mean, how many liberals who call themselves "Black Nationalists" and "are for the people" continue to send their children to corrupt, chaotic traditional public schools? How many "Black Nationalists" do we have on the school boards who got there because of "community involvement" and not qualifications? They are the biggest hypocrites in our community.
Then you have some "Black Nationalists" who have embraced self-empowerment by way of charter schools BUT have poor management skills and therefore cannot even stay open or have to borrow money from other sources because they have ran out of money themselves. You see you have to possess a degree of business savy and educational leadership to self-empower our children in a charter school setting. Just because you're pro-black and can speak Swahili does not qualify you to open a school.
Educational options must be in the forefront of this movement in Michigan if we are to change the educational culture here.