Nation: Needed: Strong Soldiers

"What urban education needs is not more money but more parents willing to give their children care, motivation and chastisement—the will to learn." The speaker is the Rev. Jesse Jackson, a former lieutenant of Martin Luther King, oratorical spellbinder and director of Chicago-based Operation PUSH (People United to Save Humanity), a community development organization founded to help the urban poor. Jackson has been preaching a new gospel of self-discipline to replace self-pity among black high school youths. "We keep saying that Johnny doesn't read because he's deprived, hungry and discriminated against," says Jackson. "One of the reasons Johnny does not read...

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