How partisan politics hijack progress in public education > Education Votes

12 Aug

Dr. John H. Jackson became President of the Schott Foundation for Public Education in 2007, after holding several leadership positions at the NAACP. “Despite the polarized political environment we have today, we can all agree that the current low graduation rate among minority and low income students, and the fact that too many students who do graduate are not college or career ready, is a problem,” Jackson told EducationVotes. The key for us to move forward, he said, is to recognize and set aside the partisan politics that pollute our conversation so we can take on the issues that act as barriers to young people’s learning. Here’s what else he had to say:

You’ve spoken about how partisan politics in the U.S. prevents meaningful progress in education reform. Give us an example of that. More…

via Education Votes.

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