The new mantra of the left is that education is the Civil Rights issue of our generation. This is a mind boggling admission on the part of liberalism, since Democrats have total control of the education system, from teacher training and the think tanks of major universities to their partnership with the teachers unions. Why are they confessing failure?
Not only that, Arne Duncan, the education secretary, admits that the biggest failure of education is in minority/urban areas, the one other part of our society under the total control of the liberal/socialist model.
Earlier this month, he told CNN's "John King, USA" that the dropout rate in African-American and Latino communities in many areas is as high as 50 percent. "This is economically unsustainable and morally unacceptable," he said then.
Not only are the Democrats destroying America's young as a result of their partnership with the unions, but they're destroying the lives of minority kids - and they're owning up to it!
Separately on Saturday, he told activists at a rally to mark the 47th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech that education is "the civil rights issue of our generation."
It sounds like some Democrats have enough of a conscience that they're embarrassed by immorality of what they've done to education, and now they are trying to incite a popular uprising to help them free themselves from their handcuffing to the union agenda.
He urged people to stop being complacent and "step up" to demand excellence in schools.
Republicans should be holding Democrats responsible for what they've done to minority America and to our education system. Why they sit silent escapes me.