Sowing Seeds and Moving On

You can't plant a seed and pick the fruit the next morning.

That epitgram is one of nine catchy admonitions given students by high school teachers who take part in Jesse Jackson's "Push for Excellence" program.

His defenders sometimes use it to explain why specific results are so hard to measure in and which is designed to motivate students to work harder and learn more in school. It is also used as a defense for Jackson's other major project, a series of "trade covenants" in which large corporations agree to hire more blacks and use the services of minority-owned businesses. Jackson's critics,...

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