NY Daily News op-ed: “The Truth About Our Schools.”
Geoff Canada, CEO of the Harlem Children’s Zone, has an excellent op-ed in today’s New York Daily News that’s definitely a must-read.
Here’s a quick excerpt from the piece:
The heartrending stories in “Superman” call out for action and have spurred many to anger. There is indeed a crisis in public education and there is more than enough blame to go around, but we need to look forward and work together on improving the odds for our children. The success of any school or program should be not treated as a threat, but an invitation for other educators to learn.
If there is any magic happening in the Harlem Children’s Zone, it is the everyday magic of hard work over the long haul. Our early successes – and we believe we have just begun – have shown that poor children in devastated neighborhoods can excel if the playing field is truly leveled.
You can check out the whole thing here. Please share and discuss.