-By Lennie Jarratt
Given the fact that educational opportunities are a significant factor in allowing students to move out of poverty, how can trapping children in failing schools because of their social strata be moral for a society, especially a first world country like the United States. Specifically here in Illinois, how can the state justify continuing the cycle of poverty by keeping students in the inner city of Chicago, the poor students in Waukegan, Rockford, East St. Louis or other communities inside their separate and unequal school districts? This should not be justified or allowed to continue.
How do we make schools equal given the current district model where we now have separate and unequal funding?
There is only one way to remedy this situation in a way be financially sustainable and end generations of poverty. That solution is to end the school boundary and school district boundary model. They are archaic models given the personal and mass transit present in our communities today…
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