Al Sharpton on Education
Reverend; Civil Rights Activist; Democratic Candidate for President
SHARPTON: I do not think that it is fair to say that there are two Americas. There are many Americas. Our only problem in America is not just class. Many of us have problems that have succumbed to class barriers but still have the race barriers, or the barriers of language if you are Latino, or the barriers of sexual discrimination if you are, one, a woman or gay and lesbian. So I think it's very simplistic to just say that it's two Americas, one for the wealthy, one for the poor. Wealthy [minority] men still face discrimination. Gays and lesbians, they may make a lot of money, they still face discrimination.
A: No, I think that the moneys ought to be applied to public schools and not any form of privatization and I consider vouchers part of a gradual step toward privatization.
There should be a moment of silence to begin each school day, when children can either say a silent prayer, meditate, or do nothing. That's not unconstitutional in my opinion. But to ban prayer from school is not only immoral, it is as wrong as forcing school prayer.
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