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Roland Martin talks to Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson about the poor education system around the country and how it affects young students of color.

“If you look at the data from My Brothers Keeper, nationally our boys of color and African Americans aren’t doing well. In 2012 black males were six times more likely to be in prison than white males,” Johnson said.

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6 thoughts on “Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson Talks Poor Education System Around The Country

  1. Linda on said:

    I know about the Supreme Court decision which Thurgood Marshall had to do with and the desegregation of public schools-I don’t need a Black History lesson from you!

    FYI-I spell Amerykah any way I want!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    That’s what I think of it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Troy on said:

      It obvious that you do need a history lesson and spelling lessons as well. We are a Nation of free thinkers but at least make an honest attempt to know what you are talking about. “Since the desegregation of public schools back in the early 1960’s this country has been hell bent on denying an equal education to all children.” Can you back up that statement with some proof??

  2. Linda on said:

    Since the desegregation of public schools back in the early 1960’s this country has been hell bent on denying an equal education to all children.

    This was done by redistricting some schools which resulted in there being predominately White schools and all minority schools-seperate and UNEQUAL!

    Next states began to withhold funds needed to maintain urban public schools which has resulted in overcrowding, and less dedicated teachers.

    As we have moved into a computer technology society, it is apparent that minority kids will and are not
    up to par when it comes to being prepared for any of this.

    Meanwhile, foreign kids-Asians, Indians, etc. are highly educated and are advancing way beyond
    American children.

    If this is supposed to be the greatest country in the world-why won’t Amerykah provide the $ needed
    to properly educate all children?

    However, they spend millions each year building new PRISONS!!!!!!!

    • Troy on said:

      Linda I respectfully disagree,,, 1. Your statement.”Since the desegregation of public schools back in the early 1960’s this country has been hell bent on denying an equal education to all children.” Is totally wrong!. Desegregation was ordered by the Supreme Court to stop the practice of separate and unequal. 2. Public education in the Nation is a disaster yet you propose more money for this broken system?? On what basis do you contend that more money will help??? Do you have any data to present that will show more money for public schools is a viable solution? If so please present it. 3. The best solution is school vouchers. because only parents are smart enough to decide what school to send a child to. Finally, The ultimate problem with public schools are public school unions! These unions always claim that more money will solve the problem. Yet unions never tell that they are the problem.

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