I’m pretty sure that most of us in the US have heard at least something about the segregation issues we have with our public school systems. I remember my step-father telling me about it when I was a kid. My mother in law was in school in Pine Bluff, Arkansas when they desegregated. She told me of the outright violence those poor kids suffered. She told me of her silence and of the silence of her friends. I remember feeling pretty damn superior to her at that moment because I just knew in my heart of hearts that I would not of been silent. Oh to be young, stupid and naive. I would love to think that I would of stood up for those kids. I would love to think that today things are different and my generation is getting it right. Truth is, while I would now stand up and support their right to an equal education….I don’t know if that would be true of myself as a child. I’m almost thirty years old and while I believe that millennials are doing better….we haven’t got it fixed. Our public school systems are as broke as ever and I applaud shows like this for bringing attention to an issue that desperately needs repaired. Our kids really are the future and we need to be innovative in our education efforts. “Teach Us All” goes deep into education inequality and should be a required watch for politicians and parents alike. I encourage you to watch it and raise your voice for change.
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The politicians are totally responsible for a lack of school funding. With all the taxing my area has (we’re among the top 5 states on taxation and growth), the state has been sued in Federal Court and is amassing a $100,00. a day fine for not properly funding education the way they promised. The cost is in the tens of millions . . .
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I feel your pain. Oklahoma is 49th in education. Lots of schools are at 4 day school weeks. We have teachers literally panhandling for school supplies funding. Our state is being constantly sued for trying to force Christianity on public sites and in the schools. It’s a disaster.