Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Education Reformers Can't Dodge Race Issues

Reformers Can't Dodge Race Issues
by Richard Whitmire Huffington Post

School reformers like to talk, so they conference a lot. They like writing even more, so they dash off torrents of commentaries on improving schools.

But in all that talking and writing there is one topic that rarely gets raised, especially among white school reformers: race. Just too uncomfortable.

That aversion to raising race issues is unfortunate, because in the year I spent researching the school reforms carried out by Michelle Rhee in Washington, D.C., race issues were players nearly everywhere I looked.

Read more here Reformers Can't Dodge Race Issues

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