On a controversial subject…quoting…”Until recently I taught at a predominantly black high school in a southeastern state. The mainstream press gives a hint of what conditions are like in black schools, but only a hint. Expressions journalists use like “chaotic” or “poor learning environment” or “lack of discipline” do not capture what really happens. There is nothing like the day-to-day experience of teaching black children and that is what I will try to convey…” Here.
Update: U.S. News and World Reports’ Marty Nemko gives his proposal for a solution: Closing the Achievement Gap.