CHRISTINE GRALOW also makes an important connection between two groups of kids that our schools consistently fail: low income children and special education children. Often these two groups are one and the same. We need to continue exploring these issues.
While charter schools are not a panacea for our struggling public education system, they are coming up with some interesting ideas. I support that. And I agree that in order to reform public education for the 21st century, we need to seriously reframe the way our society views teachers. Teachers are leaders. They should act like it and be compensated for it.