With the reauthorization of ESEA in the works, and an education speech by President Obama scheduled for Thursday, a coalition of civil rights groups, has weighed in on education reform in this timely report issued Monday (also discussed in this article in the Washington Post). Big shifts are happening–and indeed have taken place over the last decade–in public education, and the issue of equity and civil rights is often addressed only superficially and gets buried in debates over particulars. I am glad to see experienced civil rights advocates formally enter the policy debate.
For an excellent analysis of the points in the report, see Renee Moore’s newest post at TeachMoore. She writes from the perspective of a teacher leader and a parent.