Transforming the Inner City

By Ron Price, Special for  USDR

Americans in our inner cities are faced with some grave challenges; crime-ridden communities, deteriorating neighborhoods, failing schools, and low-income opportunities. History has not been on our side until now. Donald Trump could be the answer. President-Elect Trump mentioned to America that six trillion dollars has been spent in wars overseas. What if America spent that money on rebuilding inner cities and improving our educational  system?

America thirsts for excellence, knowledge, technology, social justice, and imagination. Our country is based on courage and the courage to do what is right. When the evil element of race raises its ugly head all Americans can remember our constitution says “ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL.” Single parent families find it harder to save money; but President-Elect Trump understands this plight and wants to focus on creating policies that will expand  opportunities.

The nurturing mind begins in the womb, with prenatal health care to Pre-K; such as Head Start, and partnering with the thousands of daycares in the inner-cities of our nation. Nurse family partnership programs, after-school programs to keep kids from the lure of the streets, and provide educational enrichment as well as badly needed role models; community-based programs that focus on enhancing life skills. Shade of skin or first language does not matter. One can live in a neighborhood, or the hood and be poor or rich. All American lives are precious and  MATTER!

America has spoken and President-Elect Donald Trump needs to be listened to when he talks about “MAKING AMERICA GREAT AGAIN,” but this time “LET’S MAKE AMERICA GREAT FOR  ALL.”

About the Honorable Ron  Price:

Past Chair of the National Black Caucus of School Board  Members

Past President of the National Association of African American School Board  Members

Dallas Independent School District Trustee,  1997-2009

Past President of the National Caucus of Young School Board  Members

Past President of the Texas Black Caucus of School Board  Members

Past Bylaws chair of the Texas Association of School Board  Members

Past President of the Metro Plex African American School Board Members  Association

Past President of the Dallas School  Board

Past 1st President of the Dallas School  Board

Past Secretary of the Dallas School  Board

Past Chair of the DISD Budget and Finance  Committee

Past Chair for the DISD Education  Committee

Past Chair of the DISD Personal  Committee

Created the Dallas Teen School  Board

Helped establish the DISD Student Uniform  Policy

Championed Citywide Early Childhood  Program

SOURCE Ron  Price

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