Tuesday, September 22, 2009
NOW REACHES BACK TO HARLEM TO PULL OTHERS UP AND OUT
I love stories of successful people who grew up around poverty, drugs and gangs, but found a way up and out through education.
This donor should inspire anybody in Omaha who grew up poor and made themselves rich to donate lots of money to the Childrens Scholarship Fund or other programs that give poor kids educational opportunity.
After decades of trying and failing, further investment in the public schools might not be as good an answer as a private-sector response. What we need to be doing is providing the financial assistance poor kids need to lift them out of the failed public schools and into the private schools where the odds are much better that they'll succeed:
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