The greatest disservice to equal educational opportunity has been done,
unfortunately, by our federal court system. It has gradually made returning to
segregated school systems possible by declaring being 'color blind'
solves discrimination. It doesn't. If nothing is done to stop
discrimination it just continues as we can see looking at current segregation
statistics for American public schools.
Ironically, the Obama administration is perhaps the biggest inhibitor to fixing
this issue. Obama is beholding to large teacher unions which supported his
campaign. In return, he is supporting their demand against the voucher system
that would allow minorities much more choice where their children attend
schools. Eric Holder and the U.S. Justice department have brought
suits against several states and school districts to prevent them from expanding
their voucher programs, which would allow parents of minority children the
opportunity to send their children to private and better performing schools. This would be one of the quickest and most readily available options in
fixing this issue. Again, it's very ironic that the first Black
administration in US history is the biggest deterrent to fixing this minority
complaint. Sadly, the liberal press and teacher unions will be slow to
recognize, admit and take action to fix the problem. Perhaps this can also
somehow be blamed on Bush and the Tea Party. It would be laughable
if the consequences weren't so serious. Also, race hustling is a huge
industry that won't go away no matter what. Al Sharpton and his minions
will always proliferate.