November 17, 2011

Forget Wall Street. Go Occupy Your Local School District

Our nation's schools are a larger cause of economic inequality than investment banks and CEOs

By Andrew Rotherham (TIME)
It’s easy to get angry at banks and CEOs, especially as more Americans slip below the poverty line while the rich keep getting richer. But if the goal of Occupy Wall Street is improving social mobility in this country, then the movement really needs to focus as much on educational inequality as it does on income inequality. There is perhaps no better example of how the system is rigged against millions of Americans than the education our children receive.  Read more

Rotherham is a TIME columnist and writes the blog Eduwonk. The views expressed are his own.


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