A Plea for Cultural Education

The taboo subject of race and ethnicity in the country has stalemated progress for equity of access and achievement in racial and ethnic minorities.  The glaring exception to this fact is the Asian populations who are still strife with their own issues, but are on par with whites.  The historical impediments to equal education are … Continue reading

Income Gap and Charter Schools

RR5   Amy Wells’ Social Context of Charter Schools sheds much needed light on the ineffectiveness and underperforming so-called solution of Charter schools.  Particularly, with the recent report of charter schools serving far less disabled students than traditional public schools (TPS’s), her account of inequality and increased segregation of socioeconomic status (SES) and racial groups … Continue reading

The Arts are Alive in DC! When do they come off life-support?

With the finishing of Arts Advocacy Day and the passing of the FY13 budget for the District, one has to wonder, “When will the arts be given the credit they deserve?”  It’s easy to pick on the arts, they don’t fight back with guns and legislation, instead choosing to war with paint, movement, and grace. … Continue reading