Edwards to push plan for 'economic integration' of schools - On Politics - USATODAY.com His campaign staff is saying he'll make news by talking about the need for 'economic integration' of the nation's schools, which he has been saying throughout the campaign are still 'separate and unequal.'So, John Edwards is worried about the economic integration of the nation's schools.
Well, first of all, we don't have many 'national schools.'
But secondly, I am worried about the economic integration of our local schools and the various situations regionally.
More than a year ago I spoke in public about about the situations with a Pittsburgh neighborhood district in distress, Duquesne schools. Duquesne will not have a high school this year, because it was so bad.
When the Pittsburgh Public Schools issued its "Rightsize" plan, it was 'blind' to Duquesne. I thought that shortcoming was wrong. We needed to plan for Duquesne.
Pittsburgh should have administrators and plans that have the vision to adjust in the future based upon the needs of those here and near.
Schools that are on the side of the city that are closest to Duquesne should not have been closed.
Children that live in Duquesne should not need to be put on a buses to ride 45 minutes to schools, one way, even if that bus is subsidized by federal funds.