Tuesday, September 13, 2005


In all of the discussion following Hurricane Katrina why does it surprise anyone that tens of thousands of people were sent to the New Orleans Superdome where there was no electricity, air conditioning, food, water, or security? After all, governments in the inner city have been treating low income people the same exact way for decades when it comes to public education. Without losing one night of sleep political leaders have forced kids to attend schools filled with weapons, drugs and alcohol. The buildings are often ready to collapse. Consistent with the physical environment is the low level of teaching, which is reflected by high drop-out rates, poor standardized test scores, and kids who, if they finish high school, cannot read, write or perform basic math.

No, nothing to be shocked about here. Just another example of being Superdomed.

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