Rescuing Students

Rescuing Students
August 10, 2008

Lee Walker

Lee H. Walker is president of The New Coalition for Economic and Social Change and a senior fellow... (read full bio)

The Chicago Tribune's August 7 editorial about Rev. Meeks’s idea of how to get more funds for Chicago Public Schools was on target and showed real concern for the black parents in the city. I don’t see how CPS will be able to intelligently respond to it.

Since Rev. Meeks has not been able to change things in Springfield, maybe he needs to come back home where the voters are who can get rid of those who are not concerned about the low graduation rate of black students. The next change should be at Clark Street. In corporate America such results would mean out placement.

I have faith that the black community has the diverse viewpoints and understands this problem well enough to do the right thing and save some of the students ... that is, if they live long enough.


Lee H. Walker is a senior fellow of The Heartland Institute.

Lee Walker

Lee H. Walker is president of The New Coalition for Economic and Social Change and a senior fellow... (read full bio)