Important Ed Week commentary by former Urban League president Hugh Price. Price calls for a “Gospel of Achievement”:
Skeptics may question the worth of rituals like induction ceremonies and parades, or dismiss them as one-shot events. Quite the contrary. Communities cling steadfastly to rituals and rites of passage because they are powerful vehicles for celebrating accomplishments and transmitting cherished values from one generation to the next.
Like Lisa Delpit, Price challenges some widely held assumptions, and like Delpit, important reading.