Niagara Gazette

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October 26, 2013

HAMILTON: Affirmative action, vouchers and the Supreme Court

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But even more tragic than that is the fear that many, if not most, minorities have in that if too many of their neighbors use vouchers and pull their children out of poor performing schools, then it would only make it worse for those children of their own who remain behind. 

That is a false fear. U.S. colleges, even those in Michigan, attract students from across the country and around the world; and yet few, if any colleges, ever close before they strive to improve their competitive product of education. They are successful because the abundance of low-cost loans and grant programs are a rebranded type of voucher that allows parents and students to decide which of those colleges would best serve their interests. It would work the same way for primary and secondary schools.

But, until that happens, minorities will once again be placing their hopes for the future in a court’s decision and both the highest and lowest levels – the Supreme Court on one hand, and because of failing inner-city schools, the criminal court on the other hand!

Contact Ken Hamilton at kenhamilton930@aol.com.

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