Monday, May 17, 2004
Today education system is still segregated by socio-economic factors. And since socio-economic factors are still strongly affected by past and continuing racism we still have a racist school system. The reason socio-economic factors affect school so strongly is because schools are funded by local dollars. If you want to change the country you make it a national priority and you fund it nationally, whether its social security which has reduced poverty in people over 65 to below that of children, or mortgage tax deduction.
If we are ever to have a chance of equal educational opportunity we need to have a federally funded educational system. And like our excellent college system that people come from all over the world to experience the parents and children should be able to choose where they spend their educational dollars to have the most diverse and most effective school system.
I believe that we need to have 10k educational tax credit for every child from birth to age 20.