Reverend Al Sharpton threw his hat into the Philly schools’ budget crisis ring over the weekend, saying that Gov. Corbett is willing to supply cash for prisons, but not for education. And, of course, he did it in the way that only Al Sharpton can:
“You got money, Corbett, for jails, but no money for schools,” Sharpton said. “And you ask what’s wrong with the kids? I come to ask, ‘ What’s wrong with you? Bible says that you reap what you sow. Well, if you invest in jails and cut the budget on schools, you’re investing in incarceration rather than education.”
Sharpton dropped the above quote during the “Higher Education Awareness, Dropout Prevention and Health Initiative” at the Community College of Philadelphia, which he was in town to attend. His keynote speech dealt with the civil rights movement and education.
Admittedly, it’s hard to argue with the guy here. Which perhaps is the best indicator of just how wrong this situation is being handled. [NBC]