"The very definition of EDUCATION is controlled by White people."
The ONLY reason that African Americans should be weighing the pros and cons of "Charter School" grants and Private Schools, and even homeschooling for those with the time and ability to. There are really no more schools in African American communities in nearly every city in America, so who's kids are going to be bused even further away in the future and have to be at the bus stop while it's still dark outside. On principle, I believe that all tax money allocated for public schools/education, should ALL go ONLY to public schools, but since that is not happening now and even more is going to be diverted to "charter schools" and private school, and now even homeschooling, anyway, it does open up an opportunity for African Americans to return neighborhood schools to the Black community. If that could happen, it would change a lot for African American children/students because one of the most damaging psychological affects of busing Black children miles away from home to schools in communities that don't even want Black people living in them, is an almost instant detachment from school because the Black student in those circumstances never truly feels like its their school, but only that it is a school they just happen to attend, same with most of the Black parents.