The time has come for fundamental change.
Education is the foundation of every nation's success or failure; it produces upstanding citizens, lifts people out of poverty, and catalyzes change. Crisis in the Classroom is full of captivating, insightful essays by renowned Civil Rights attorney Ben Crump; neurosurgeon and former Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Dr. Ben Carson; and serial entrepreneur and media personality Armstrong Williams that expose the harsh realities of the current state of education in the United States and its repercussions on underserved and marginalized communities.
Crisis in the Classroom presents the unvarnished realities of poor educational outcomes, a topic that is frequently missing from the headlines, and how these have led communities and generations of future leaders to descend into poverty and devastation.
Despite the grim realities depicted in Crisis in the Classroom, the authors show us that faith and unity, paired with an apolitical, solution-based approached to the education crisis, can provide hope for a brighter future
Individuals from vastly different political positions agree that there is a crisis in education.
“A must read. This compelling set of essays by three leading, independent, and highly respected voices takes on the range of challenges facing underserved communities. Whatever their differences, they all agree on the moral imperative to address the civil rights issue of our time-the failure of our inner-city schools to provide a quality education to all children. The time has come for fundamental change."
former Attorney General
"...offers parents and students effective support in exposing the shortcomings and creating real solutions.
Each author understands the pivotal impact a quality education had on their extraordinary life achievements. Education is the foundation of every nation's success or failure; it produces upstanding citizens, lifts people out of poverty and catalyzes change."
“The book explores the root causes of the spiraling educational crisis in America and proposes novel fixes; it is wisdom that will not be welcomed by those profiteering from the catastrophe of the educational status quo. Our children, educators and nation deserve this book."
—ADAN WALDMAN, Esquire
A call to our highest virtues and ideals.
What Black and White People Must Do Now explores the complexity of race and culture in the United States. In his third book, renowned conservative entrepreneur, author, and philanthropist Armstrong Williams discusses his prescription for healing and atonement amidst today’s current social upheaval.
Race and racism are America's original sin, and four hundred years later, they still plague the nation, pitting groups against each other. Despite how much time has elapsed, many Americans remain befuddled by how to move forward; however, the time for solutions has come.
In this book, Armstrong Williams recounts his personal story and journey growing up working on his family farm in rural South Carolina, leading to an unexpected meeting with the late Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina, which turned into an unlikely relationship that led him to the halls of power in Washington, D.C.
Williams calls for all Americans to stand up to represent America’s highest virtues and ideals, and he challenges us to look beyond the pale of race for something much deeper.
“Finally, a trusted voice on what needs to happen in America in order to heal our divides. Armstrong’s extraordinary success as an entrepreneur, coupled with the respect he has in all communities gives him an insight that very few have. This book is long overdue and a must-read.”
—Benjamin Crump, Esq.,
renowned civil rights attorney
“Today we find ourselves dangerously in a place of uncertainty that beckons leaders to rise up and speak up for the values and integrity that this country was built on. Yet, we must evolve, and we must do it quickly and with poise and fortitude. In this book is the poise and fortitude that sees the truth from both sides of the equation; the truth that others are afraid to speak, you will find here.”
—Ambassador C. Boyden Gray,
former White House counsel to former President George. H.W. Bush and former ambassador to the European Union
“Armstrong takes on the toughest topics currently facing the United States and he does so in an honest and straightforward way. He doesn’t shy away from being blunt and honest about what we all need to do to continue crafting a more perfect union. If you’re looking for the unabashed truth, this book is for you.”
chairman of Sinclair Broadcast Group
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Jews around the world fear another Holocaust
"I have been following the news from Israel very closely since first learning of the horrifying attacks of Oct. 7. As someone who has traveled to the Holy Land on nearly two dozen occasions and seen the country from north to south, I was affected. But nothing has prepared me for what has come after the fateful day of that horrifying pogrom committed by Hamas terrorists who run the Gaza Strip."
Guardians or gangsters?: The dark side of civil asset forfeiture
"There are fundamental laws, deeply entrenched not just in culture and society but also in religious tenets, that are universally repudiated. Crimes such as murder, adultery and theft top this list. Yet, as countless unsuspecting citizens have discovered, there’s a sinister form of theft lurking in the shadows, sanctified by the very government that’s supposed to protect us: civil asset forfeiture."
They Chanted ‘By Any Means Necessary’ – Is This What They Wanted?
""Hamas launched a surprise attack on Israel, ruthlessly killing over one thousand Jews in the name of their God and in furtherance of their desire for Israel’s land. These savages—as they may aptly be called—in concert with Iran and their disjointed Palestinian allies, have a single-minded goal: to obliterate Israel and its people."
Rising Cost of Living Is an Underreported Story Affecting Everyday Americans
"Inflation and wage stagnation have made it increasingly difficult for everyday Americans to keep up with the rising costs of necessities, such as housing, gas, health care, and food. The severity of this issue is affecting millions of hardworking Americans looking for relief amid economic uncertainty.
Migrants are on a misguided path of unchecked compassion
"Yet, today, this vision of the American dream has become clouded. Government and powerful media outlets have fed a distorted interpretation of it, one that threatens to unravel the very fabric of our great nation. My heart is heavy with empathy for the relentless struggles faced by every migrant. Americans are privileged to reside in a land brimming with opportunity, safeguarded by justice and anchored by inalienable rights."
Armstrong Williams: Biden’s misguided priorities
"Hawaii, once a symbol of nature’s grace, now lies devastated, a chilling semblance of a war zone. At least 100 lives have been lost to the flames of a devastating wildfire, with hundreds of homes obliterated and families shattered. But in the face of this profound tragedy, America’s President Joe Biden has responded with a suggestion that borders on the absurd."
Transgender Women Are Not Women
"Let’s not tiptoe around the facts. Biological men, or in layman’s terms, individuals born with male genitalia, can never and will never have the capacity to give birth to children or menstruate. It’s not an opinion or a debate but a cold, hard fact of biology. We need to face reality, instead of diving deeper into an abyss of unscientific thinking."
Armstrong Williams: A tale of two boats
"On June 24, I arrived in Greece to venture to its various islands on a vessel with many close colleagues and friends on board. Witnessing what transpired over the past weeks has made everyone here wonder: What would have transpired if those migrants on the capsized boat had been a handful of Americans enjoying a yachting expedition instead? What if they were us?"
Debt Ceiling Compromise Ducked Fiscal Insolvency
"Politics is largely the art of theatrics and illusions. Crises are manufactured to enable both parties to claim to be the firefighters who extinguished the fire. But the underlying problems remain unaddressed, guaranteeing a new crisis in a never-ending cycle."
Blogger's new book spotlights worrisome trend that is chilling to free speech
"A friend recently suggested I check out Tim Urban’s new book, “What’s Our Problem?: A Self-Help Book for Societies.” Its impact was chilling because it touched upon a critically important and ominous topic: the silencing of free speech by those with differing views."
Chicken Little Alarms Voiced Over Repeal of Section 230
"Chicken Little alarms were recently voiced in the U.S. Supreme Court that eliminating or narrowing the immunity from suit social media platforms enjoy for third-party postings under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act would cause the sky to fall on their operations."
Williams: Why do we accept deception?
"Truth is often difficult to express. To tell the truth is to acknowledge both successes and shortcomings. Tragically, failure has overtaken the truth, compelling politicians to spread lies and mislead the public in an effort to solidify their positions of power and garner support for their administrations."
Law-Abiding Gun Owners Will Not Harm You. But Criminals Will
"While I understand the desire to act quickly, we should not act in a way that makes villains of law-abiding gun owners who only wish to protect themselves and their families while simultaneously giving criminals the upper hand in their pursuit of destruction..."
Armstrong Williams: Hillary Clinton lied again. This time, her lies will be exposed
"Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton attended Yale Law School. But they must have skipped class for the lesson in honesty related in Sir Walter Scott’s epic poem, “Marmion: A Tale of Flodden Field”: “Oh what a tangled web we weave /When first we practice to deceive.”
One of the Largest Cryptocurrencies Is Dead. Where Do We Go From Here?
"A catastrophic cryptocurrency crash, one that many considered to be the largest in history, occurred after UST, an algorithmic stablecoin that was designed to keep a value of $1, fell to approximately $0.10. The value of its sister currency, Luna, plummeted from approximately $90 to $0.0002."
A Path Forward for Trump: Rising Above the Fray
"In these tumultuous times, our beloved United States finds itself at a crossroads of division, rife with political strife, cultural clashes and social discord. It’s a challenging moment in history, one that begs for leadership that transcends the partisan bickering and personal animosities that have marred our recent political landscape. Former President Donald J. Trump, a polarizing figure for many, stands at a unique crossroads himself."
New Philosophical Foundations For Israeli-Palestinian Peace
"Jews and Arabs have been violently disputing over Middle East territory including Judea and Samaria for more than a century under the Ottoman Empire, the British mandate, in the Arab-Israeli War of 1948, 1956 Suez Crisis, 1967 Six-Day War, Yom Kippur War, the First and Second Intifadas, and the current grisly war between Hamas and Israel."
Guardians or gangsters? The dark side of civil asset forfeiture
"There are fundamental laws, deeply entrenched not just in culture and society but also in religious tenets, that are universally repudiated. Crimes such as murder, adultery, and theft top this list. Yet, as countless unsuspecting citizens have discovered, there's a sinister form of theft lurking in the shadows, sanctified by the very government that's supposed to protect us: civil asset forfeiture."
Tug of war between ideals and realities
"America's cities have always been the melting pots of change and progress. Historically, they have welcomed migrants and refugees with open arms, offering them a chance at the American dream. However, as recent events have unfolded, there's a palpable tension in some of the country's most liberal cities caused by the very policies that made them bastions of liberal ideals."
Schools Can Work: Four Trailblazing States Offer A Blueprint for Excellence
"In the vast tapestry of American education, certain states stand out with benchmarks that others can only aspire to reach. As we navigate the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century, it’s worth pausing to reflect on what these trailblazing states are doing right."
Human trafficking: An American tradition of silence
"In the hushed corners of our society, a sinister industry flourishes, largely hidden and unspoken of. It's an issue so shocking and perplexing that people tend to ignore it when brought to light. This is the pandemic of sex trafficking and child sex trafficking.
American entrepreneurship: Unleashing the unique spirit of the United States
"What differentiates the United States from other nations is undeniably its dedication to nurturing a unique regulatory environment. Here, businesses enjoy almost absolute autonomy to open and close as they please and make pivotal business decisions without the impediment of cumbersome regulations."
CUNY Law: A graduation under siege
"Education ought to be the bedrock for fostering critical thinking and providing a landscape for the exploration of diverse perspectives, rather than serving as an incubator for extremist ideologies. This essential ethos of education, unfortunately, are under threat, exemplified recently by the recent graduation speech of CUNY law graduate and soon-to-be attorney, Fatima Mousa Mohammed."
Let us not forget, it is 2023, not 1963
"The young men and women at Howard are not just "Black" students. They are, first and foremost, individuals, each with a distinct set of aspirations, a unique set of challenges to overcome and a personal catalogue of triumphs. They are America's next generation of leaders, a diverse cohort whose interests and concerns span far beyond the confines of race."
Armstrong Williams: A true statesman, C. Boyden Gray
"I lost a dear mentor and friend last Sunday when C. Boyden Gray departed to become a bright ornament in the heavens. But the United States lost a national treasure more valuable than Fort Knox. I regularly dined with Boyden for over two decades. He poured forth wisdom, erudition, encouragement and guidance like the Nile overflowing its banks. To the extent I have succeeded, to that extent I followed Boyden's instruction. He was that unerring."
Africa Must Heal Itself -- And Not Rely on America
"The Africa Leaders Summit compares unfavorably with Biden's rolling out the red carpet to host French President Emmanuel Macron on Dec. 1, like the difference between flying first class and coach. Biden placed certain topics at the Africa summit off limits...."
Something big is happening in New York, and Democrats should be scared
"New York is often considered a beacon of democratic principles; a home for those who believe that equity and social justice trumps all... Nevertheless, contrary to what we may think New York to be, the recent trends in the campaign for governor suggest that New York may be on its way down a different route."
Biden’s Middle East trip met with controversy, disrespect
"President Biden returned to the United States after his high-profile yet controversial trip to the Middle East. While there, he visited Israel, the Palestinian Authority, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Though there were some positive headlines, the trip seems for now to be mostly a flop..."
The Left Won the Abortion Debate. They Just Don't Realize It Yet
"A decades long struggle for the preservation of our country's dignity and for the sanctity of life has finally come to an end. The Supreme Court has finally, and correctly, determined that the right to an abortion is not found in the Constitution. Rather, the Court ruled, it is the right of the people of the states to vote on the issue and decide for themselves."
Abortion Battles Likely to Conclude with Aristotelian Mean
"The authenticated leak of Justice Samuel Alito's draft 5-4 opinion overruling the United States Supreme Court 1973 abortion rights precedent of Roe v. Wade is likely to stick. The draft fully reflected the judicial philosophies of the five-member majority and the oral argument last December in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization."
This Easter, let's rediscover our purpose
'Given that Easter commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ, we should take advantage of this opportunity to reflect on ourselves and delve deeply into our minds in order to discover what brings us fulfillment and, ultimately, what our mission is in life.."
A New American Gaza Awaits Us
"If you assumed that the oceans separating the United States and the war between Israel and Hamas would make you safe, think again. Terrorists are not simply at America’s doorstep; they’re in the house, and our leaders are too unprepared and afraid to stop it. Hezbollah, one of the largest terror organizations, boasting over 100,000 members, is on its way into America, fueled by the foolish open border policies that the Biden administration has championed."
President Biden Shows Remarkable Moral Clarity on Israel
"President Joe Biden and the United States have been forceful in their support for Israel in the aftermath of the Oct. 7 terrorist attack by the Palestinian militant organization Hamas. Biden’s remarks on Tuesday were powerful and unequivocal. His condemnation of Hamas was clear-sighted and forthright. There is no moral equivalence between Israel and Hamas. His message was spot-on."
Maryland's new criminal enterprise
"In our criminal justice system, we frequently confront the question of how severely we should punish children for criminal acts. Whenever any person advocates for leniency, they often point out that children’s minds aren’t fully developed, preventing them from fully understanding the consequences of their actions."
Unraveling morality, rising anger: A disturbing trend among young people
"If you go to Google and type “heinous crimes up with young people,” you’ll see over 2 billion results. It’s a stark reminder that the alarming trend of young people committing gruesome acts isn’t a new phenomenon, but the sheer proliferation and frequency of these acts most certainly is. Our society is grappling with a disconcerting reality — a reality born out of the convergence of various factors."
Armstrong Williams: The Washington Post Is clueless
"A front-page story on Aug. 21 in The Washington Post sounds a false alarm: "American democracy is cracking. These forces help explain why," by Dan Balz and Clara Ence Morse. The analysis is incoherent, betrays constitutional ignorance and misunderstands the purpose of government — not majority rule but justice secured through checks and balances..."
Informal censorship is worse than book burning — and it's here
"Suppose the president of the United States voices concern over media concentration. The president promises to consider antitrust suits to break up newspaper monopolies and retroactive legislation prohibiting newspapers from owning radio or television stations, including the remedy of divestment."
"As we advance into the 21st century, we face pressing concerns that our country may be diminishing in power, global status and ethical integrity. Yet even in the face of these challenges, I firmly believe that the resilience and enduring strength of America will propel us deeper into the future.
FBI’s misuse of surveillance tool underscores need for conservative oversight
"Recent disclosures have plunged the FBI back into a storm of controversy due to its abuse of the robust surveillance tool Section 702, with almost 300,000 incidents recorded in 2020 and early 2021. The unsettling instances of misuse encompass searches connected to the Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the U.S. Capitol, and the Black Lives Matter protests."
Political commentator Armstrong Williams discusses debt ceiling bill
'BALTIMORE (WBFF) — The Senate has overwhelmingly passed a debt ceiling bill in a vote of 63-36. President Biden now has until Monday to sign it before the government is set to run out of money. Political commentator Armstrong Williams joined Fox45 Morning News to weigh in."
How America can fulfill its destiny and lead the way to a better world
"America is a land of prosperity; a shining beacon of light that illuminates an otherwise dark world wherever it lays its flag.
It is a land built on the promise of freedom and liberty from the constraints of government, and on the fulfillment of one’s destiny."
Enough Is Enough: It's Time to Take Back Our Streets From Criminals
"The streets of America are in chaos. Amidst the chaos, young people are taking advantage of the situation to loot and destroy stores, with no regard for the safety of others. Videos of these ruthless thieves have gone viral, showing them ransacking stores and taking whatever they can get their hands on."
Pundit predictions for 2022 midterms: Who will win?
"This election will yield big GOP gains largely because blue collar workers are revolting in the Northeast and siding with GOP candidates and a massive wave of Hispanic voters shifting to Republican candidates particularly in the border states and/or where immigration figures prominently."
Harris’s suggestion to distribute disaster relief ‘equitably’ isn’t just wrong — it’s dangerous
"At a Sept. 30 event organized by actress Priyanka Chopra Jones, during which she interviewed Harris, Chopra posed an incredibly loaded and convoluted question concerning the United States’s climate objectives and the hurricanes that have wreaked havoc on parts of our nation."
"Imagine a world devoid of journalism. Would our lives be better off without it? Historically, the response was an emphatic "No!" Historically, the function of journalism has been to provide us with unbiased insight into the affairs of the world, to illuminate the dark secrets held by miscreants and to make us far more conscious of the issues that will touch our everyday lives."
When It Comes To Helping Black Kids, Our Leaders Are All Talk, No Action
".. This catastrophe will go down in history as among the most detrimental to the Black community because we will be responsible for allowing an entire generation of young people to fall into the clutches of crime, drugs and poverty, thereby prolonging the perpetuation of a subculture that must come to an end."
The Public Was Uninvited From Memorial Day U.S. Capitol Celebration
"The 2022 PBS National Memorial Day Concert took place outside the United States Capitol, but you probably weren’t there to witness it. While congressional VIPs and their guests were invited, the exclusive, nationally televised PBS event was closed to the public."
Free Speech's Greatest Foe: Free Speech
"Among the most enduring cornerstones of America's prosperity is the people's right to free, uncensored speech. When our forefathers devised our Bill of Rights, they anticipated the chilling impact that outlawing speech would have on free and prosperous democracy."