By Rosaland Tyler
New Journal and Guide
Kwame Kilpatrick was recently found guilty, whisked off to jail, and his wife Carlita Kilpatrick left the Detroit courtroom to enter a skyrocketing group E. Franklin Frazier traced back to slavery in his 1939 book.
There is a 3 year gap between Black and White students. Many people love to believe it’s due to income, fatherlessness, educational attainment of the parent and lack of parental involvement. I believe that a major reason for the gap is that we continue to close school for the summer—as if we were an agrarian economy.