Charter schools and the traditional public schools in lower income Black (African American) neighborhoods have the tough task of helping students to transcend their social environment. The quality of leadership, teaching, and school culture has to be more powerful than the effects of poverty and generational ignorance.
The battle between charter schools and the traditional public schools is a waste of time if neither have developed an education model that constantly produces a high percentage of students that graduate from college, or at least successfully complete some form of post secondary education.
Just when I thought I was out...they pull me back in.
The Godfather Part 3
All that we are is the result of what we have thought. - Buddha
The End of Anger
Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?
“Cultural legacies are powerful forces. They have deep roots and long lives. They persist, generation after generation, virtually intact, even as the economic and social and demographic conditions that spawned them have vanished, and they play such a role in directing attitudes and behavior that we cannot make sense of our world without them.”
― Malcolm Gladwell, Outliers: The Story of Success