Pursuit of such cases amounts to a misuse of prosecutorial discretion and a waste of judicial resources and taxpayer dollars.
We must become more engaged and inquisitive about what is happening within our public school system as a whole, and in particular why students in MPS are falling through the cracks.
For far too many of our youths, graduating from high school is a goal that appears out of reach.
We are living in an era in which discrimination is now much more difficult to detect, yet disparities in wealth, health, education, and income show that racism still exists.
The longer we continue to use poverty as an excuse for our failure to properly educate and prepare all of our students, the more challenges we will face as a state.
A look at the statistics surrounding the quality of life for young African-American men point to a picture that is bleak and difficult to ignore.