Rooftop Revelations: Ronald Reagan’s favorite Chicago School continues to thrive despite the odds – Fox News – DC Initiative on Racial Equity
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CHICAGO – While education standards in most K-12 schools across America have fallen gradually for several decades, the pace accelerated in recent years due to racial equity initiatives. The stated goal of these initiatives can often be summed up as the elimination of racial disparities between races, especially between blacks and whites. However, this goal is far from noble, and the immorality in this quest to achieve racial equity lies in the belief that lowering standards for blacks is the way forward. But how can stigmatizing blacks as inferiors inspire them to reach great heights?

There is a school on the West Side of Chicago in the middle of the violence and poverty that wholeheartedly rejects this lowly view of blacks. Since 1969, Providence St. Mel School has pursued academic rigor and, in 2019, the school sent the entire senior class to colleges on academic scholarships. On the 73rd day of his 100-day rooftop vigil to build a community center designed to provide opportunities, Pastor Corey Brooks invited Tim Ervin, principal of Providence St. Mel, to the freezing roof for a chat by the campfire


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