Professor Bradley Encourages Detroit Schools to Increase Choice
School choice yields higher graduation rates and more successful lives
NEW YORK, September 2, 2010—Dr. Anthony Bradley, associate professor of theology, published an article in The Detroit News last week suggesting that teachers unions and civil rights groups “inadvertently sabotage the potential of black males by perpetuating failed educational visions.”
Bradley, who wrote Liberating Black Theology, argued that the failure of public schools to educate young men, and the resistance to school choice, “serve as major catalysts for the desolation of unemployment and incarceration that lies in many black boys’ future.”
Citing an article by the founder of a successful charter school in Connecticut, Bradley explains that access to school choice leads to much higher graduation rates in certain communities, but that organizations like the NAACP and the National Educator’s Association undermine this effort.
“Nothing prepares black males for life in the real world like graduating from high school and attending college, yet the NEA consistently lobbies against parent choices that lead to black male success,” he wrote.
“Even though there is overwhelming evidence supporting the success of charter schools for children from low-income households, the civil rights groups resist the opportunity for parents to exercise freedom to choose those schools…As long as teachers unions have influence in the black community and in institutions pledged to black empowerment, and black parents are not financially empowered to opt out of failing public schools, black males are doomed.”
To read the entire article, visit the website of The Detroit News.
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