Walter Williams: Undermining Academic Achievement In Big City Schools

Walter Williams: Undermining academic achievement in big city schools

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said in a statement, “The president’s decision to ask Betsy DeVos to run the Department of Education should offend every single American man, woman, and child who has benefitted from the public education system in this country.” Expressing similar sentiments, Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Cedric Richmond said, “I expect that Mrs. DeVos will have an incredibly harmful impact on public education and on black communities nationwide.”
Those and many other criticisms of DeVos could be dismissed as simply political posturing if we did not have an educational system that is mostly mediocre …

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