How about a little honesty and perspective, people? To compare this episode to Martin Luther King Jr.'s efforts, as the Seattle teachers union president did the other day, is to cheapen the historic battle for true civil rights.
Despite promises, a growing number of parents and teachers are unhappy with Obama's showcase program, Race to the Top. They argue it is the antithesis of the education, justice, and equality he claims is central to his ideas and American values.
I learned Fidelity Investments not only accepts investments, it invests in its neighboring communities through arts education in public schools, and it's been investing in school children nationwide since 2006.