Odd And Ends

Important Urban Institute on school boundaries – which are a historical mess and a really good example of how the past isn’t past in some cases, and how those legacies can constrain opportunity and social mobility today. It’s interesting that with real issues like this you have one “side” arguing that it’s crazy to examine structures with an eye toward race and another “side” cooking up issues (for instance the idea that punctuality, precision, or math are racist constructs). Again, when there are actual – and solvable – issues like what UI highlights in front of us and affecting people’s lives.

Ashley Berner on education pluralism. Oldie but certainly relevant now. Especially to conversations like this one.

Folks in RI say keep an eye on this.