The Education of Minority Children

Put bluntly, failure attracts more money than success. Politically, failure becomes a reason to demand more money, smaller classes, and more trendy courses and programs, ranging from “black English” to bilingualism and “self-esteem.” Politicians who want to look compassionate and concerned know that voting money for such projects accomplishes that purpose for them and voting against such programs risks charges of mean-spiritedness, if not implications of racism. –Thomas SowellThe Education of Minority Children (TSowell.com)

That’s from very near the end of this essay, which contains some other very challenging statements.