21st Century Segregation: Inverting King's Dream

Brian Jones has asked us to pause during the 2011 MLK Day to consider King’s reaction to the achievement gap that persists well into the twenty-first century, suggesting that education policy begun under George W. Bush—No Child Left Behind (NCLB)—and accelerated under Barack Obama works against King’s dream. As Jones mentions, political leaders are apt […]

Fire Teachers, Reappoint Rhee!: Legend of the Fall, pt. III

After announcing that U.S. education is a complete failure, unlike the Golden Era of the 1950s, on The Colbert Report , former DC chancellor Michelle Rhee has brought her celebrity crisis tour to CNN where she charged, once again, that public education is a failure based on recent PISA scores, ranked internationally. Since I recently […]