Are job protections for teachers to blame for educational underachievement among low-income students of color in California? That's the provocative question ostensibly at the heart of Vergara vs. California.
There was no DC miracle. Browbeating students and teachers into raising scores on state tests only makes them better at taking state tests, and reforming our schools in hopes of replicating an illusion is a petty crime against humanity.
It is true that the members of the Progressive Caucus are working closely with labor unions and community groups to help bring about a more progressive New York City? It's not a secret conspiracy. We've been writing about it for months.
At a time when U.S. Latinos are looking to advance personally and professionally in ways that come most naturally to them - universities and corporations must take measures to be more culturally sensitive if they want to leverage how Latinos think, act and innovate.
Given these discouraging statistics, it comes as no surprise that teacher satisfaction is at a 20-year low. Nearly a third of teachers said they are likely to leave the profession. No other industry would stand for this massive brain drain.