And that takes time. This is rich and poor people increasingly living in different neighborhoods, increasingly going to different schools, increasingly marrying within their own socioeconomic group. There’s real political support for these initiatives. Putnam is also a longtime acquaintance of President Obama, who has recently stepped up his call for both political parties to address the crisis of poverty. So where does today’s political reality allow us to go in terms of investing more in kids? RP: Again, we’ve been there before.
When George Miller wondered if too much collaboration between stakeholders would diminish the urgency of meeting the needs of students currently in the system, Pringle responded that everyone understands what’s now at stake...Read More