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Your Black World: Rev. Al Sharpton Joins CPS Boycott





Reverend Al Sharpton has joined the push to keep Chicago Public School kids home on the first day of school.
CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports the civil rights leader said the boycott is necessary because of the funding divide between Chicago Public Schools and those in affluent areas.
“It leads to unequal access to education,” he said to the congregation at New Landmark MB Church.
The civil rights leader said more than 50 years after the barrier in education was broken with the Supreme Court ruling in Brown vs. the Board of Education – change still needs to be made.
“Whether it will be funding or graduation rates, we are still separate and unequal,” Sharpton said.


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