One response to my Relaxing zero tolerance in schools could be Obama’s boldest civil rights reform is worth highlighting: Readers adamant that the Obama education agenda is beyond such hope.
Let me note here that I have long since slipped past healthy skepticism and resigned myself to unhealthy cynicism with respect to either major political party and their leaders, including Obama.
I have tried before to confront the possibilities and the failures associated with Obama and Secretary Duncan, a set of policies and a series of rhetorical flurries that leave me even more depressed than those dark years under George W. Bush and his Secretaries, Rod Paige and Margaret Spellings:
- “They’re All Our Children”
- Obama Won, But Did Educators Lose In the Process?
- Open Letter to Political Leaders: Action, Not Tributes and Rhetoric
- Orwellian Educational Change under Obama: Crisis Discourse, Utopian Expectations, and Accountability Failures
Paul R. Carr and Brad Porfilio…
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