Rev. Joseph Lowery: “All White People Are Going To Hell”
November 1, 2012 – Here in my state of Georgia there is a Charter School Amendment on the ballot for next Tuesdays election. Because the amendment will allow the Charter Schools to operate outside the local government jurisdiction, Lowery believes somehow that this is a racist idea. He believes this because it gives parents the power of school choice over not having their children forced to attend the corrupted government schools. The corruption is especially prevalent in the Atlanta City Schools. Remember the big cheating scandal a few months ago? So by the mere fact that some parents would rather not have their children exposed to corruption and it’s stupid city teachers, this is somehow racist.
Lowery, who turned 91 on Oct. 6, founded the SCLC along with Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1957 and has been a national leader and the recipient of many honors since that time. Numerous celebrities praised him at a celebration of his 90th birthday at Atlanta Symphony Hall last year.
Charter Schools are government schools which are allowed to have control over curriculum and the teachers that are assigned to them. They also have the right to get rid of teachers who do not meet the stricter guidelines found in Charter Schools. It’s a wonderful option for those who want a better choice for their child without having to pay the high cost of private schools.
Since we voted early last week, we voted YES for the amendment. My family is currently living in downtown Atlanta, and I would not even entertain the idea of our kids attending an Atlanta City school. Instead, our choices would be an extremely expensive private school or a Charter School. There happens to be a very highly recommended Charter School just 3 blocks from our home, which would definitely be on our list of choices.
Now, in response to the big Civil Rights Icon, Reverend Joseph Lowery and his bigoted comments -
If my kids are going to hell, at least they’re going to hell educated! -JRoycroft