“White America owes Black students a large educational debt”
So many parents are choosing to home school, and who can blame them? Public schools in many places are failing the community.
The College Fix reports:
Profs to white parents: Keep your kids in public schools to show you’re not racist
A pair of Minnesota professors say one of the ways in which white parents can demonstrate a commitment to “anti-racism” is to keep their children in public schools.
The University of Minnesota’s Abby Rombalski and Carleton College’s Anita Chikkatur, both professors of education, write in MinnPost.com that (white) parents who transfer their kids to private or charter schools end up putting funding for public schools “at serious risk.”
“White America owes Black students a large educational debt,” Rombalski and Chikkatur argue. Maintenance of public school enrollment, along with “yes” votes for property tax increases (a major source of education funding), are ways to help pay that debt.
“Funding for public schools is a societal good and supports our democracy, now and in the future,” the professors continue. “[C]ulturally relevant public schools are an important facet of society that values Black lives and BIPOC children.”
Of course, guilt-tripping white parents about societal payback and highlighting things like “culturally relevant” schools probably won’t serve well the cause they espouse.
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