Friday, October 31, 2008
:::The Future Looks Kinda Bright::The Ron Clark Academy Kids:::
Can you imagine what the youth would be like if they actually put the same amount of money into the public school system in inner city working class neighborhoods as they do in more affluent ones? These shorties from the Ron Clark Academy would probably be a good example of that. Although this is a private school, it could definitely serve as a model of how to look at the potential of a public school system that actually invested in the future of this nation.
Nothing is more refreshing than hearing a group of young Black kids articulate their opinions on politics with a firm sense of agency. Although you can definitely tell they've still got a lot to learn about the ugly side of politics, at least they're some what informed. Though the website makes no mention of the racial make up of the faculty and student body, from the looks of the above video and the pictures posted on the site it seems to be majority African-American.
But, alas, I don't really know that much about this school to sing its praises too loudly. Anyone with younger family members who went here can feel free to jump in and drop some jewels. Check the website here.