“Have sports teams brought down America’s schools?” a post on the New Yorker blog asked Friday. The author of the essay, New Yorker staff writer Elizabeth Kolbert, lamented that her twin 14-year-old sons had daily two-hour soccer practices for two weeks before school began. If math teachers insisted on a similar regimen of summer math […]
“By one means or another, our schools will be integrated,” federal judge Julius Hoffman said of Chicago schools in 1962. It was wishful thinking.