The answer to Ferguson is Citizenship, not Social Justice

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Aug 26, 2014 No Comments ›› admin

by Lynn Woolley

Some time ago, I was discussing education with a High School principal.

Graphic: mmweb,

Graphic: mmweb,

I asked him about certain things that might be taught in public schools; sadly most are not. Meanwhile, inner city youths such as Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown often live in an environment where robbing a convenience store is okay – and where life lessons seem to come from rap music. Too often, there are no fathers, and mothers are on welfare. Public schools could break that cycle. Young men should be taught civics – an understanding of how cities, states and the federal government work. They should learn about the justice system. They should be taught about life — and how to live it. Most important, they should learn citizenship – the idea of being an honest, self-sustaining, productive member of society. If fathers are not there to do this, public schools should.

Video: Rev. Al Sharpton speaks at the funeral of Michael Brown on Aug. 25, 2014

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