Crushing Hopes in Compton
A brilliant editorial in today's WSJ about the parent trigger at McKinley Elementary school in Compton, CA, which asks a good question: why aren't Obama and Duncan taking a strong stand on this?
No good idea goes unchallenged by the forces of the educational status quo, but the tactics they're using to stop the first experiment at "parent trigger" school reform in California sure are revealing—and ugly.
…This is nasty business, another example of rigging the system to help the adults who run it rather than the children it is supposed to serve. Would it be too much for Education Secretary Arne Duncan or President Obama to speak up for the parents and kids of Compton?
- REVIEW & OUTLOOK
- MARCH 2, 2011