WCCO News at 10 was busy Wednesday night jockeying to deploy more force in your home, business, and school. In their ‘Good Question’ segment, they attempted to answer why Minnesota has one of the worst achievement gaps between white and black students. After stating that there was no simple answer, they offered one anyway – a lack of “civil rights laws.” Don’t be fooled by the connotation. “Civil rights” mean more government telling you what you can and can’t do.
How about we give people more options? How about we look at school choice? Let’s empower minorities along with everyone else in this state with control over their education dollar. It has the virtue of expressing faith in our neighbors, rather than the cynicism inherent in WCCO’s rush to accuse us all of racism.