Pedro Noguera, a professor of sociology at New York University, is the author of City Schools and the American Dream and co-editor of Unfinished Business: Closing the Racial Achievement Gap in Our Schools.
Charters were supposed to be laboratories for innovation. Instead, they are stunningly opaque.
Lecturing black men isn’t going to help them overcome the barriers they face. Better jobs and education policies will.
As Obama touts his education reforms and neoliberals face off with teachers, hardly anyone is talking about the real problems besetting America’s public schools.
Hit by the double whammy of poverty and austerity, a West Oakland school that once served children well is struggling.
The true problems facing public education are inequality and opportunity gaps.
The problems facing our schools demand solutions, not slogans.