Economically privileged parents may think of school as a pipeline to success, but they can be so much more. How underperforming schools can offer a type of education that money could never buy.
As a parent of privilege, the decision to send your child to an underperforming school can be met with judgment and worries about safety and lack of resources. But what if these concerns aren’t as true as we believe them to be?
Courtney Martin considers the ethical questions parents face when trying to decide where their kids should go to school — and calls us to ask ourselves if the questions we ask match our values.
In our conversations about echo chambers and the necessity of speaking across difference, we often forget the importance — and difficulty — of disagreeing with the people most like us. On what’s lost when we don’t make that effort.
From #metoo to Black Lives Matter, what does deep healing — and sincere, honest reconciliation — look like? It’s time to make space for soul work; for reparations; for ritual.