Not Yet Free at Last: The Unfinished Business of the Civil Rights Movement: Our Battle for School Choice

Not Yet Free at Last: The Unfinished Business of the Civil Rights Movement: Our Battle for School Choice

Not Yet Free at Last: The Unfinished Business of the Civil Rights Movement: Our Battle for School Choice

Not Yet Free at Last: The Unfinished Business of the Civil Rights Movement: Our Battle for School Choice

Synopsis

The author argues that African Americans must take control of the local institutions that affect their lives. He provides a chronology of the Milwaukee school choice & educational reform movements from an African American perspective - exploring the century-old ideological clash between African American integrationists & African American nationalists as well as the 40-year old crusade by African American Milwaukeeans to secure quality education for their children.

Excerpt

In every age a book comes along that will shake readers to their senses. A hard-hitting, brutally honest book that "takes no prisoners." Mikel Holt has written such a book.

Not Yet "Free At Last" is an important work that walks readers through the real story of school choice in Milwaukee, a story that will shock, educate, and inspire anyone who cares about the education of our nation's children. This book goes beyond the rhetoric and rumors through which opponents and false prophets have attempted to politicize school choice. It provides a spirited intellectual ride on the new Freedom Train. The beauty of this book is that it is also a story about the folks: people who by most measures are ordinary but who accomplish monumental things.

While Holt's story comes from his personal experience and thorough research, it is also a practical manual that will shout out a critical message for today's and tomorrow's parents. What began many years ago as Holt's search for a better education for his own son became a journey that helped change the way that education is delivered across the United States for low-income people. Mikel Holt is a train conductor who isn't just doing his job; he loves and cares for his passengers as family.

As in any work that tells the truth, Holt's book will shame, anger, enrage, expose, and call people to accountability. This book shows the real fight, demonstrating what real freedom can be while beating back the myths and lies . . .

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