Recently, I posted an Op-Ed of mine in the Greenville, SC, newspaper, The Greenville News. My piece challenged the conventional claims that we care about education and children, noting that child poverty in the US is disproportionate to other affluent countries. I continue to argue that schools are under the weight of social ills. . .
This past weekend, a colleague sent me a draft of a rebuttal Op-Ed that framed me as a "pessimist" and that characterizes me as someone claiming "schools do not matter". . .I responded to this colleague by strongly rejecting both claims against me. . .
This morning I find this at one of my favorite musical group's web site: Whatever It Takes Athens, GA. . .