David L. Kirp, author of The College Dropout Scandal, is a professor of public policy at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a permanent resident of Finland.
San Francisco recently launched universal preschool, designed to make young participants higher earners and better citizens when they reach adulthood. If successful, San Francisco’s initiative could make preschool as commonplace as kindergarten.
While the public has been napping, the American university has been busily reinventing itself.
The Color of School Reform represents the kind of scholarship that by rights should influence the design of smart policy.
The scene with which The Good Citizen opens could have been lifted straight from a Norman Rockwell painting.