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The Politics of Education

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The Politics of Education

Jamil Alamin FKA H Rap Brown discusses various topics. One of which is the politics of Education

The Future of Black Colleges in America

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The Future of Black Colleges in America
By [http://ezinearticles.com/?expert=Dr._Daryl_D._Green]Dr. Daryl D. Green

It is 2020. Technology reigns supreme. Adam West stands as a great American hero. West is young, mobile, and intuitive. His scientific mind has unlimited potential. Many wonder how such an intellectual could come from a heritage academy, a descendant of historically black colleges. West understands the reason. It came from his roots.

The Situation

We came from everywhere. We arrived in Washington State. It was culture shock for many. There was a 1% black population...

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American Wealth vs. Third World Poverty

American Wealth vs. Third World Poverty

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American Wealth vs. Third World Poverty
By [http://ezinearticles.com/?expert=John_Durr]John Durr

The United States is undeniably the richest and most powerful nation ever on the face of the earth. The gross domestic product (GDP) of the U.S. is larger than the next two biggest economies combined, which in China and Japan. The U.S. economy outproduces the combined economies of over forty-seven poor nations, which account for 53 percent of the population of the world. These forty-seven nations include China and India. But on an individual scale, just how does the income of the average American compare to the average income of the poor of the world?

In 2000 the per capita income of the U.S...

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March 16, 1998 Money And School Performance: Lessons from the Kansas City Desegregation Experiment

http://www.cato.org/pubs/pas/pa-298.html

By Paul Ciotti

Paul Ciotti lives in Los Angeles and writes about education.

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Executive Summary

For decades critics of the public schools have been saying, “You can’t solve educational problems by throwing money at them.” The education establishment and its supporters have replied, “No one’s ever tried.” In Kansas City they did try. To improve the education of black students and encourage desegregation, a federal judge invited the Kansas City, Missouri, School District to come up with a cost-is-no-object educational plan and ordered local and state taxpayers to find the money to pay for it.

Kansas City spent as much as $11,700 per pupil–more money per pupil, on a cost of living adjusted basis, than any other of the 280 larg...

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