John Legend, Saving Your Schools? Musician John Legend appeared at USC last night to promote his education reform agenda, according to the Daily Trojan. "If we think demography is destiny, we will allow our school system to confirm that belief," Legend said, echoing basically the entire reform movement. He serves on the board education advocacy group Stand for Children.
It's time for North Dakota -- and the handful of other states without meaningful anti-discrimination laws -- to pass legislation with teeth in it to protect the constitutional rights of every American citizen.
Simply mandating that young people remain in school without addressing the causes for their leaving will accomplish little.
As they've made known their views about everything from health care and taxes to abortion and gay marriage, education has thus far been overlooked as a big-ticket issue. But that doesn't mean the leading candidates don't have opinions -- or track records.
America faces a severe school dropout problem, and students who leave school do not cause it. Far more teachers, by percentage, drop out of school than students.
Before Presidents try to sell us a new war, they should at least tell us the cost, especially when firing one lowly Tomahawk missile means laying-off forty teachers.