Is there hope to resolve the education wars?

There is no escaping the fact that the schools we have today will not be the schools we need tomorrow. In fact, our schools haven’t been sufficient for their task for decades. That point is arguable, of course, and there are warriors willing to battle for a nostalgic vision of the good old perfect schools …

Stop the pathologization of black students

The dominant school reform discourse believes black students are broken. It is the one point of agreement between liberals and conservatives as they debate questions of how to address the “problem.” My question: are poor children of color broken beings that need fixing, or are they precious souls trapped in a white hegemonic system of …