New York Times: “Occupy the classroom”
While protesters continue to rally nationwide against what they call corporate greed, the real structural inequalities lie in education. That’s the argument of Nicholas D. Kristof, writing yesterday in the New York Times. It’s time, he says, to “occupy the classroom.”
“One common thread, whether I’m reporting on poverty in New York City or in Sierra Leone, is that a good education tends to be the most reliable escalator out of poverty,” writes Kristof. “Another common thread: whether in America or Africa, disadvantaged kids often don’t get a chance to board that escalator.” What do you think?