One of the lessons we've learned from No Child Left Behind, like many other federal laws, is that it was disproportionately weighted toward the needs of suburban and urban kids and left far too many children in rural school districts, well, behind.
Lifetime has a new series titled Picker Sisters and it features Tracy Hutson and Tanya McQueen of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition fame. These two very attractive interior decorators travel around the country looking for junk.
We are a nation of 74 million kids. But because kids don't vote, don't host shows on Fox or MSNBC, don't run PACs or host fundraisers, their priorities simply aren't met in Washington, D.C. or the states.
In our efforts to move past race, we have run right smack into it. There is no doubt about it. Rather than moving us toward a post-racial society, it has made us hyper vigilant of how race and power intersect in American society.
All too often, when we think of fundraising, we focus on efforts and resources that are only applicable to metropolitan settings. Foundations are likely to be located in cities and traditional fundraisers cater to an urban crowd.