Michael Holzman

How Segregated, Under-Resourced Schools Are Failing Our Kids

"[T]he words desegregation and integration are used interchangeably, as if they are one and the same," wrote Rucker C. Johnson, an associate professor of public policy at the University of California at Berkley. "Conflating the two is erroneous, and lacks an understanding of the process [the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.] envisioned -- 'to change behavior, not only laws.' Desegregation alone was not enough.  Along the highway of justice, desegregation was to be an immediate point of origination -- the final destination: equal opportunity for all."

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Step One for De Blasio: Do Better By Minority Kids

When Bill de Blasio takes over as New York City’s mayor, he will face a task his predecessor, Michael Bloomberg, admitted is the most-important of all: Educating the nation’s largest city’s one million children. And the current mayor-elect is right when he declared that the Big Apple has become two cities. This is especially true when it comes to education.

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