Always good reading (pdf).
Timely note from an Eduwonk correspondent in NYC:
I saw [NYC Schools Chancellor] Joel Klein speak this morning at a black church in Harlem. He noted that only 1 in 10 black NYC high school students graduate with a Regents diploma. This is a situation that I can’t possibly fathom. In theory, you’d think that kind of statistic would – in and of itself – be a call to arms to do something drastic. Klein understands the gravity of the situation. I think he also is amazed that people haven’t treated this as a societal emergency.