When one looks back at the last 15 months -- a period in which school reform has been at the forefront of American life -- what becomes clear is that we haven't been having a national debate about learning.
Many Americans are angry about the attack on our living standards and basic rights by the right-wing forces around the country -- of which the Maine mural controversy is but a small part. It's time for Obama to take a stand.
On Monday, the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's assassination in Memphis, I will be in Madison. There is a straight line from Memphis -- where Dr. King stood with striking public employees -- to Madison.