Gigantic and all-too-real segregation must end

“You were born where you were born and faced the future you faced because you were black and for no other reason,” James Baldwin wrote to his nephew James in 1962. “The limits to your ambition were thus expected to be settled. You were born into a society which spelled[Read More…]

USA K-12 achievement stalled on international exams

The performance of American 15-year-olds in reading and math has remained stagnant for the past two decades according to results released this past week from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Meanwhile, the achievement gap in reading between high- and low-performing students has grown wider. The less-than-stellar results from[Read More…]