Friday, March 30, 2007

Local News

Finney High (about 4 blocks from my home) suspended almost 600 students last week for truancy. Apparently, the school has a real harsh attendance policy; if you skip 13 out of 20 days, you get suspended! How's a brother supposed stick to that high standard?

You'd think that amid all the attention paid to race issues in this country, people like Jesse or Al could give a modicum of interest to the issue of urban black children and education.