WaPo’s Fred Hiatt turns in a must-read on outgoing Boston sup’t Tom Payzant. Ostensibly pegged to incoming DC Mayor Fenty’s challenges but broader implications:
…Payzant says there’s a legitimate discussion to be had about the need for universal preschool and other reforms beyond the schools’ control.
“But I’ve never gotten into the debate about how much can schools do, because you’ve got to keep people focused and moving and not give them excuses by saying, ‘I wish we had better kids,’ ” he said.
Right. So why do we make it so political? Especially worth thinking about today…