25064, RE: INTEGRATION IS NOT QUALITY|
Posted by guest, Tue Mar-06-01 08:41 AM
Charles Hamilton reminds us that "integration," as we have understood it, is not synonymous with quality education. Hamilton's vision of a quality education is one where the school belongs to a community and where the school becomes the center of a host of related community activities. This means drawing on strength that flows out of group unity.
As it relates to today's times, all too often efforts are made to mimic and become like the "status quo" without every asking whether it is essentialy good quality. Why attempt to mimic the best schools in this nation when what is taught perpetuates the ideas of this nation which are the very same ideas that cause the problems people face? In another post someone stated that "blacks have to work 10 times harder than whites to get the same 'privilages' " Why are we trying to mimic them in the first place? is the question I ask. Attempting to follow the same procedures as Europeans will only lead to the same results. We HAVE to change it up, at some point you have to realize what DOESN'T work.
"REAL RECOGNIZE REAL, and even more than that, the fake, they REALLY REALLY recognize REAL!" -BlackThought