We imprison far more of our minority citizens than our white citizens. That set of facts is well known. What isn't well known is another extremely important but almost entirely invisible fact about our prisoners. They can't read.
It all started with this crazy video from music producer, Baauer. Then, everyone wanted to do it. And now, pop culture's favorite parade-crasher Ferris Bueller is jumping on the dance meme bandwagon, courtesy of What's Trending!
If kids looked at Nicola Tesla or Bill Gates the way they look at LeBron James and Tom Brady, then I guarantee that our students' enthusiasm for math and science would match their passion for Little League and Pop Warner.