Darling-Hammond: Why is Congress writing off poor children?
Two time CASBS Fellow (2007, 1998) Linda Darling-Hammond asks: Why is Congress Redlining our Schools in the January 30th edition of The Nation. She writes of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA):
...If passed, the long-awaited Senate bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) would build a bigger highway between low-performing schools serving high-need students—the so-called “bottom 5 percent”—and all other schools. Tragically, the proposed plan would weaken schools in the most vulnerable communities and further entrench the problems—concentrated poverty, segregation and lack of human and fiscal resources—that underlie their failure.