Having spent the better part of a quarter-century writing editorials and commentaries for a major metropolitan newspaper, I have wagged my finger with the best of them and spied more than my share of blood on the hands of shameless lawmakers. So I read New York Times columnist David Brooks[Read More…]
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I have spent more than 35 years working to help public education fulfill the promise of equal opportunity, but two recent New York Times articles illustrate how far we are from achieving that moral and societal imperative. David Brooks, in a recent column entitled “The Opportunity Gap,” reviews the research[Read More…]
David Brooks addresses a fictional foreign tourist in today’s New York Times by presenting a guidemap to acceptable and unacceptable American inequality. “Dear visitor, we are a democratic, egalitarian people who spend our days desperately trying to climb over each other,” Brooks writes, and I’m reminded of a passage in[Read More…]
From a must-read David Brooks column in the New York Times: If your school teaches to the test, it’s not the test’s fault. It’s the leaders of your school.
David Brooks focuses again on health care in today’s New York Times, and his observations have huge implications for public education. Here are his key points: Democrats tend to be skeptical that dispersed consumers can get enough information to make smart decisions … Democrats generally seek to concentrate decision-making and cost-control power[Read More…]
It’s getting harder to find a nuanced conversation about the Midwestern struggle over collective bargaining, but a recent exchange between David Brooks and Gail Collins of The New York Times gets us closer to a more salient level of dialogue. Brooks does his best to right-size his colleague, who admits[Read More…]