Fixing education in our cities requires radical ideas

Thursday, February 20, 2014

“What is the sound of one hand clapping?”

Among other things, this famous Zen riddle suggests that some problems are extremely complex — and may require more than one approach to a solution.

That’s an important notion when it comes to how to get seriously better outcomes in student learning, especially for urban schools that serve poor, vulnerable and minority children — exactly the ones who most desperately need good schooling.

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