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January 16th, 2012
MLK’s prescient thinking on education reform
Martin Luther King Jr. wrote repeatedly on the subject of education and some of his thinking on the subject, while decades old, is still relevant, the Washington Post reports. Each year on the federal holiday that honors his life, I publish excerpts of King writings on education. Here they are: From “Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?” (New York: Harper & Row, 1967).
“In the treatment of poverty nationally, one fact stands out: there are twice as many white poor as Negro poor in the United States. Therefore I will not dwell on the experiences of poverty that derive from racial discrimination, but will discuss the poverty that affects white and Negro alike…”