I can pick up any one of the dozens of notebooks I’ve filled over the years and immediately be taken back to a time and place in my life (for better or for worse) and find myself simultaneously horrified at how much I have forgotten and relieved that it is all still there, just waiting to be looked at again.
…f drowning people, because you don’t have enough life preservers for all of them. The truth is that millions of students are getting left behind every day in this country, and every other solution will still leave students behind, or take generations to actually work. Gr…
…nts outside of the schools; there is little that the school can do to improve its “failing” status. The school isn’t really failing… it’s just reflecting the families and neighborhoods from which the students come every day.
…s, and it’s not just white families who are abandoning the public school system in Chicago, either. Families of all races who can afford to make their own school choices for their children are opting for something better.