I Have a Dream

by Robert Pondiscio
May 22nd, 2009

“It would have chilled Martin Luther King’s blood to see how the struggle for equality has been narrowed into a race for higher test scores in a society that abandoned Lyndon Johnson’s ‘War on Poverty.’” 

Them’s fightin’ words.

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  1. I have waited nearly a week for someone to jump into this conversation. If Deborah Meier’s passionate thoughts are “fightin’ words” who, exactly, would she be tempting into a brawl?

    Because she’s correct. Narrowing a definition of “equality” down to raised test scores is a thin, stingy policy goal for a nation that prides itself on opportunity.

    Comment by Nancy Flanagan — May 28, 2009 @ 12:45 pm

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