I was driving home from a grocery store on Sunday night, when I happened to catch part of an absolutely fascinating (as in, pull-up-to-the-curb-and-sit-in-your-car-with-the-engine-off-for-12-minutes-while-listening-to-the-end-of-the-story-story. You can listen to it (or download it for later) by clicking HERE.
It was called, “Mind the Gap: Why Good Schools are Failing Black Students.” It was fascinating. You may not agree with all of the arguments made in it, but you will not be able to listen to it without being provoked into thinking about some interesting pedagogical and curricular questions (especially in light of the recently released research about graduation rates for black students). It originally aired last October, but it is well worth hearing now. Or tomorrow. Or whenever.