It appears that the city leadership had done an appraisal of the molestation of King's good name that is taking place within the edifice and have decided that by making it a charter school they can retain the name and work on making a change in consciousness within the "Negroes" that enter into the building every day. (After passing through a metal detector, that is).
Turns out that various "Black Establishment" leaders involved with the decision of which school turn around company would get the contract had their thumb on the scale as to which would be selected - for the benefit of the predominately Black student body at the school.
When I call out the NAACP for being staunchly on guard against SYMBOLIC offenses like a historical plaque commemorating the burning of Atlanta during the Civil War, located in a place that would DEFACE "Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd" in Atlanta - all the while when the true spirit of Dr King gets lynched - the NAACP (and other operative groups that work on marginalization) make an assessment of the players and they put when there are no indictable figures with toes they can step upon and not feel the pain themselves.
|King High School Reform Advisory Board Members High-Five Each Other|
The proper analysis of this fiasco at Philly's King High is that leaders who got comfortable in their INSTITUTIONAL SEATS in politics chose to use the honor of the Black public school students as pawns that could be traded. The people running the institution of the school had previously failed to serve out their duties. The charter school is NOT A THREAT to the public school - the incompetency of the establishment players who failed to carry out their duties as prescribed IS THE THREAT.
- The Students Of King High School Hurt The Most In The Scandal
- Mayor Nutter Orders An Investigation After King's Charter School Flap
- Foundations Withdraws Bids To Run King High School
- (Republican outsider) PA State Senator Calls For A State Investigation In The King High School Row
Take this same template, package it up and apply it elsewhere and you will get an exact match. Local corruption, external state scrutiny of that corruption - draw up the Black community to fight against the EXTERNAL INTRUSION by their enemies as they are told this is a "power grab against BLACK LEADERSHIP".
I get the feeling that some people will hear bits and pieces of the scenario and get it wrong:
- Public School
- Black School
- Named After King
- CHARTER SCHOOLS
- PRIVATE COMPANY that does SCHOOL MANAGEMENT
EQUALS - a threat!!
The stunning part of it all is that some people have an apparent inability to see that the THREAT is actually the present chaos which is confiscating instruction time from Black students. The question of WHO will run the school is secondary and irrelevant IF these services are quality. Those who oppose these reforms are functionally defending FAILURE and are content that by STRUGGLING for CHANGE via their perpetual defensive posture that they are actually doing something beyond mental masturbation.