Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream, then and now

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his “I Have A Dream” speech to a crowd gathered at the National Mall in Washington, DC. Getty Images

While many celebrated American civil rights leader Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. today the NY Post editorial board published an op-ed on King’s legacy and what might have been his very staunch stance on the success of charter schools in communities that depend on them. 

The editorial implied that King, a leader for equality in the schoolroom, would be disheartened by the achievement gap face by students of color and their white peers and the state of many public schools today. The piece implied that he may even be disagree with the NAACP who are “now actively opposing efforts to remedy this through innovations like charter schools, which have proved that poor and minority students can succeed in the classroom.” Click here to read the full editorial.