Sunday, January 15, 2012

MLK: "We pauperize education"

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"...The richest nation on Earth has never allocated enough resources to build sufficient schools, to compensate adequately its teachers, and to surround them with the prestige our work justifies. We squander funds on highways, on the frenetic pursuit of recreation, on the overabundance of overkill armament, but we pauperize education." ~ March 14, 1964

"We are likely to find that the problems of housing and education, instead of preceding the elimination of poverty, will themselves be affected if poverty is first abolished.” ~ Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community? (New York: Harper & Row, 1967)