Oprah Winfrey on January 2nd opens a multimillion-dollar school she has funded for poor South African girls in Johanesburg. Winfrey's school was the culmination of a pledge she made to South Africa's anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela six years ago.
This is all good and well and I understand the positive impact that Oprah has on many different things, but I still have reservations towards her. She is a Chicago native and has a house in the suburbs, but she opens a school in Africa. There are so many children right here in the United States, in Chicago that need better schooling. CPS (Chicago Public Schools) is pathetic and could use some help. I just wish she would spend some money here, for the kids that are in need of a decent education. I don't want to sound cold, but seriously...spend some of your money on our (Chicago's) kids 1st!