Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Stop the segregation! Stop the hafrada!

This is fascinating. What is discrimination in an education system? When one group is left behind in under-funded, substandard schools? This was one of the first things I learned about New Orleans: white kids go to private schools, black kids go to public schools. That's when I began to understand segregation, post- segregation.

You hear something like that and think, huh. For the parent who can afford the better school, this is just a personal choice. They want the best. But you know that nothing good can come from educating privileged and underprivileged kids separately. As the mother in this video says....these kids are so cute.