There is no better way to honor the victims of the 9/11 attacks than to behave honorably as Americans. While the endless recounts of the events on that horribly tragic day seem appropriate in most cases, sensationalist in others, I feel that is it more important to reflect on how our country has actually devolved since September 11, 2001. Read the rest of this entry »

America’s legacy of racism is alive and well. The evidence is apparent in the racial disparities in education, income, wealth, health, and incarceration. Let’s review some facts about the current state of the educational system – the most fundamental resource for upward mobility – and how it is churning out a class of poor, unhealthy, underachieving minority youth.

If only 51% of white students were graduating from high school in four years, I imagine that most people would consider this a national crisis.  Read the rest of this entry »