Diane Ravitch's new book, The Death and Life of the Great American School System, is part polemic and part confessional. Ravitch, once an ardent supporter of charter schools, has done a dramatic 180-degree turn.
Bookended by a story about a girl who committed suicide after failing a math test, the film Race to Nowhere shows the price young people are paying for hanging on the runaway train of academic overachievement.
As a youth advocate, nonprofit leader and mentor, I'm making new resolutions for at-risk youth. I resolve to not just help the easy children, not to give up on children, and to care about their future.
With the capital being torn apart by partisan fighting over everything from health care reform to Afghanistan, the last two weeks in D.C have seen a bonanza of comic talent descend on a laugh-starved city.