Rather than focus solely on funding, we must be willing to make the tangible, structural reforms that will allow students to reach their full potential.
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have done this since their founding. They started from the fact that there were too many students in America who did not have equal access to education. They saw that the system wasn’t working, that there was an absence of opportunity, so they took it upon themselves to provide the solution.
HBCUs are real pioneers when it comes to school choice.
– Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, rounding out Black History Month, 2017, by pretending HBCUs exist for any other reason than the style of Jim Crow education she’s trying to reproduce