The Reverend Al Sharpton reports for the Huffington Post on President Obama’s Education Initiative saying, “Earlier today, I witnessed President Obama deliver on yet another promise when he signed an Executive Order establishing the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans. Acknowledging the significant racial disparity present in our educational system, the president’s order is a significant game changer for millions of black students, their families and communities suffering from the impact of inadequate opportunities. When endless research and evidence suggests that poverty, violence and crime are all correlated with access to quality education, it’s incomprehensible that we would set up children for failure by denying them the foundation of intellect and knowledge. Thankfully, we have a president that recognizes this greatest civil rights challenge of our time, and more importantly, is leading the charge to combat it.”  Read more at