Jelani Cobb on School Closures

“The current language of educational reform emphasizes racial “achievement gaps” and “underperforming schools” but also tends to approach education as if history had never happened. Integration was a flawed strategy, but it recognized the ties between racial history and educational outcomes.”

Read more of Jelani Cobb’s powerful piece on current school reform, including the closing of his Jamaica Queens alma mater here.

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