How school grooms African Americans for the underclass


A young girl walks home beside a security fence enclosing the school in Philadelphia, October 2006. Photo by Mark Stehle/AP/PA

My 13-year-old nephew Butta was getting into trouble weekly. Arguing with teachers, ignoring administrators, and walking out of class. To the point where my sister had a time-block in her schedule every month dedicated to parent-teacher conferences – but they didn’t work. Butta is as harmless as he is plump – that jolly kid who […]

The post The school of failure appeared first on Aeon Magazine.