Music to the Ears of the Wolfowitzian War-Hawks
"A bomb exploded in Iraq today, killing six American soldiers and nine Iraqi civilians."
And the context is as fresh and clear as the day as it was written.
We must reject the ideology of the "achievement gap" that absolves adults of their responsibility and implies student culpability in continued under-performance. The student achievement gap is merely the effect of a much larger and more debilitating chasm: The Educator Achievement Gap. We must erase the distance between the type of teachers we are, and the type of teachers they need us to be.