Monday, September 8, 2014

Assorted Links

1. An economist on the airline seat-reclining controversy

2.Outstanding Forbes article on the black-white learning gap.

The root cause, of course, is something that neither the President nor the well-intentioned apologists for black academic failure (who cite everything from boredom to Common Core to institutional racism as causal agents), nor union-bashers, nor even school choice advocates care to admit: the lack of respect for, role modeling of, and high expectations for rigorous academic study in many black homes and communities. 

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