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Liberty

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I appreciate the value of "separation of church and state" in education. I see it's slipping away. Religious indoctrination can be contrary to "education" and in many cases it can even be an oxymoron, imo.
 

Queenie

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Piney Woods Country Life School--America's largest Black Boarding school sends 97% of students to college

"Roughly one-third of the school's 120 students grew up in Mississippi. The rest come from 20 other states, and a handful are international students from Ethiopia and the Caribbean. Everyone receives tuition assistance or a scholarship to help cover the $23,000 annual cost. In return, students are required to work part time on campus."
 

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Unless the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is rescinded or overturned, schools cannot segregate, legally, based on race. If any school received federal or state dollars and only permitted Black students to attend, it would be found in violation of the law and subject to being shut down. Private or independent schools? Economically, if tuition to attend is high enough to exclude 90% of the poorest among us--that's not illegal but has the same effect as racial segregation because we know that .1% of the wealthiest in America has as much money as 90% of the poorest.

No trained and educated teacher or school administrator should be expected to work for free so where will the financial resources come from to pay salaries/benefits, books and other materials? From Black taxes or gifts and donations? Even using church buildings as classrooms, there are expenses to keep the building functional and where will that money come from? And if the lessons would include anything religious, I'm not in favor of that. That's just another form of indoctrination to me and I don't support it. Do "we" Black people own enough land in this country to establish sovereignty? Land that can not be claimed by the government through imminent domain? We have no sacred land like the Natives do. At least, not that I'm aware of. And even then, what we're learning from DAPL, cops don't care as they desecrate sacred land at Standing Rock.

I'm trying to wrap my brain around this topic but I'm having a difficult time figuring out a better solution over public education for Black families if there aren't some massive changes that happen as a result of a revolution caused by a mass movement.
 

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