Dumbing down schools self-defeating

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated Columnist Perhaps you remember white flight. That is, of course, the term for what happened in the ’60s when African Americans, newly liberated from legal segregation, began fanning out from the neighborhoods to which they’d once been restricted. Traumatized at the thought of living in proximity to their perceived inferiors, white […]

Underacheivers a result of poor teaching

Walter Williams What passes for educational enlightenment these days boggles the mind. Matt Gouras, of The Associated Press, writing in the Jan. 5 Seattle Times, tells a story about Tennessee schools. The success of some students has made other students feel badly about themselves. What’re the schools’ responses? Public schools in Nashville have stopped posting […]