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Do We Still Have Separate But Equal Schools?

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Tanya McDowell, a Connecticut mother, is facing charges as a felon for lying about her 5 year old son’s address so he could attend a better school. An Ohio mother did the same thing a year ago and was convicted.

This kind of civil disobedience has come up in conversations about our public schools and how they should be improved as we celebrate the 57th anniversary of the historic 1954 supreme court Brown vs. Board of Education decision reaffirming that separate but equal schools have no place in our nation.

On CNN Sam Chaltain makes the case that parents should not feel that they must break the law for equal opportunity for their kids and that zip codes should not determine access to quality of our children’s education and their chances for success.

With de facto segregation in most major urban areas, poor children have less chance for success.

Visit CNN.com/2011/opinion for Sam Chaltain’s article.

Reported By Dr. Marciene Mattleman, KYW Newsradio

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  1. DEAR DR MATTLEMAN says:

    IM CURIOIUS WHERE THE GOOD DOCTOR MATTELMAN GREW UP. IM SURE IT WAS
    NOT IN THE GHETTO, THE DANGER ZIP CODE.

    FOLKS WORK HARD TO GET AWAY FROM THE GHETTO, MOVING TO THE SUBURBS. NOW SOME DREAMER WANTS TO BRING ALL OF GODS CHILDREN
    TOTHE SUBURBS. NOT SO FAST. TOO MAY WHITES HAVE MADE IT ON THEIR
    OWN , EVEN IN HORRIBLE CONDITIONS. ITS NOT JUST THE SCHOOL LOCATION
    ITS THE SUPPORT STRUCTURE. WHAT GOOD IS HAVING AN ATTITUDE CHILD
    TRAVEL MORE THAN 1 HOUR, ONLYTONOT CARE, AND ONLYTO HAVE ONNONE SUPPLY HIM OR HER WIT SUPPORT. ITS PUTTING LIPSTICK ON A PIG
    AGAIN. MORE BROAD RANGED, SISTER ACKERMAN’S FUTURE OF AMERICA
    PLAN, WHERE THE GIFTED, THE WANT TO LEARNS. AND PUT TO THE REAR OF THE BUS. TO TEACH US A LESSON, THE CURRENT SCHOOL BOARD LESSON….
    TIME TO STOP THIS NEGATIVE THOUGHT.

    HH OF OXFORD CIRLE

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