On how schools’ expanding mission makes it more complicated to close them in an emergency.
On blaming charter schools for the deeper inequities plaguing public education.
On the inherent injustice of neighborhood schools.
On the costs of treating charter schools as part of a broader “school choice” movement.
On avoiding the false choice between addressing poverty and addressing educational inequities.
On the untimely passing of a leader of the school integration movement.
On how tests aren’t a major problem in public education…but test prep might be.
On the education debates we’re currently avoiding.
On how bilingual education is at risk of becoming a tool for primarily serving the privileged.
Profiling one of the best-performing elementary schools in Illinois.