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Rev. Jesse Jackson on School Choice


Choice schools to choice children is un-American

Watch out when someone tells you a political solution to our education problems is to offer a few choice schools for a few choice children. That was Nebuchadnezzar’s plan in the first book of Daniel. [He took] the most blessed and talented children, and took them away to train them. Jesus comes at that from another angle. He did not start with the most talented, the most blessed and the most gifted, but rather, the least of these. We must ask ourselves, “But what about the unchosen people, everyday people like you and me?” What about those who are not perfect?

That is what makes America different, that we care about everyday people. It is a measure of the American character how we treat the least of these. That is why I do not want to be color-blind; I want to be color-caring.

Source: United We Stand America Conference, p.136 Aug 12, 1995

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