Geoff Canada looks to be taking on the most unusual challenge of his career. The Harlem Children's Zone founder is in talks to bring his cradle-to-college education formula to the Roma (Gypsy) children of Hungary.
Just when it seemed impossible that our opinion of NY's legislature could get worse, it does. Now, it turns out these people can't even pick up free money in the form of $700 million in federal education funds.
One-day activities, demonstrations and short-term programs targeting highly-engaged students are not going to change who gets involved with science. Obama's "Educate to Innovate" does little to remove basic barriers.
Last week, the press reported something that most teachers found unbelievable: Randi Weingarten, the president of the American Federation of Teachers, said that teachers should be evaluated by their students' test scores.
If we want to live up to our promise of equal opportunity, we need to increase the size and number of Pell grants and give loan priority to those who need it most, just as President Obama is proposing.