"According to study published last year in the journal Education and Urban Society, “Students are more racially segregated in schools today than they were in the late 1960s and prior to the enforcement of court-ordered desegregation in school districts across the country.”
In fact, a report last month by researchers at the Civil Rights Project of the University of California, Los Angeles, found, “New York has the most segregated schools in the country.” The Self Sort, April 11, 2014,New York Times
There are few things that are a better investment than our children’s education. It is time to provide the first two years of college or trade school at no cost paid by the taxpayer. Public education in this country evolved over time. At the founding of the country, every family was on its own. The country’s’ economy was primarily agrarian and farming was not scientific with little mechanization. As the country modernized, its economy became complex requiring more skills. In 1647 the Massachusetts Bay Colony mandated elementary schools to serve all and to teach reading, writing and arithmetic.