Let's be clear here. Our kids take the journey through school only once; the poorest among them, in particular, need us to get serious about their education while they are on that journey, not years later.
To produce transformative educational reform, we must roll the closing credits for self-invested "reformers" and have parents, students and grassroots advocates take their rightful positions on the stage.
Yale's Dean Mary Miller's precedent in banning the DKE fraternity for creating a "hostile" environment with its boorish chants raises troubling questions. The willingness to ban "hostile" speech is antithetical to a commitment to free expression for all.