Education's grand bargain?

Matthew Zalaznick's picture
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

A third of the nation’s black and Hispanic students do not graduate from high school. That makes any deal on education between two of the nation’s most politically powerful black men, President Obama and Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), a breakthrough waiting to happen.

The damage being done to American children — and most of all to black American children — by bad schools is painfully obvious.

James Meredith, who in 1962 became the first black person to enroll at the University of Mississippi, said in January that the nation is “losing millions of our children to inferior schools and catastrophically misguided … education reforms.” He said schools are being “hijacked by politicians … and for-profit operators.”

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