I don’t know how many are aware of it, but during the days before the Civil War, teaching an African American how to read and write was against the law throughout the south. When I was a young man, it was common knowledge. The way they teach history these days, it might not be so well known.
The reason was quite simple. If a man knows how to read and write, it is more difficult to control him. To extend the concept, by controlling education they can control people.
It was also the way that the Catholic Church controlled most of the people of Europe. From the time Rome fell until the invention of the printing press, those who ran the church claimed that it was wrong for the common man to read the Bible. It was to be done only by the clergy and then they would teach the people.
After the printing press, common people started reading the Bible. Almost immediately, the people discovered that there was no mention of purgatory in the Bible; it was made up. Also, they realized it wasn’t the only lie of the Catholic leadership.
I could almost write a book on this subject, alone but that is not my purpose here. The point is, those in the leadership of the church were intentionally leading the common people astray for power and gold. Give us your money and we will pray your parents and grandparents out of purgatory. It worked. It didn’t help the relatives but it made the church rich. If you doubt me, have a look at some of those cathedrals in Europe.
With this in mind, consider why the democrats refuse allow school choice. It is their method limiting the education of the masses, especially the African-American populace. The rich go to good schools while the rest make do with the public school system.
In spite of the fact that American schools are the most greatly financed, the students of those schools rate 20 in worldwide standings.
Let’s change things, especially for the Black populace. Why not, for a few years anyway, pay to put 5% poor African-American students into private schools and look at the results. Then again, maybe the democrats would not like to see the results. It would expose the public schools for what they are, a method to maintain their control over the people, especially the African-Americans.