Since the new wave of race consciousness that has been sweeping our country, precipitated by the graphic video of the killing of George Floyd by police officer Derek Chauvin, something very strange has happened. Somehow, what is perceived as a problem has become widely understood to be the solution. And it is endangering our country.
Ninety percent of the nation’s K-12 students attend public schools. Over the last year, as parents became more aware of what was being taught to their children, a new movement has been awakened and parents are not only challenging what is being taught to their children but are looking for policy solutions that would allow money to follow children to the school’s parents want. Is it time for educational choice?
The new Poor People's Campaign has announced a "season of nonviolent, moral direct action," directed toward the U.S. Senate. This episode of Power, Poverty & Politics takes a look behind the scenes at the goals of this campaign and if it matches up with the founding principles on which it was begun by Rev. Martin Luther King. Dr. King was looking for a middle ground that was non-violent with an “ultimate goal of freedom, independence, and self-determination.”