Newest Issue of The Line Invites Civil Discourse on Education Equity and Opportunity
I am delighted to announce Issue 4 of The Line, exploring the theme of equity and opportunity through the lens of civil discourse.
In my new role as editor-in-chief of The Line, I approached this issue with a unique perspective – one drawing on my own background as secretary of education for New Mexico. I am keenly aware of the diversity of education delivery and student experience across our vast nation – whether it be urban, suburban or rural.
For this publication to truly bridge divides, I believe it is critical that we include all voices and perspectives – not just those who readily align to our own beliefs or biases. With that goal in mind, we reached far and wide to bring you a diverse collection of education voices, geographically and ideologically. Unique challenges exist in every setting – as do unique and creative solutions.
Quality education must be delivered to all students – no matter where they are born or where they live. Through Issue 4 of The Line, I hope you are challenged by listening to diverse voices, convicted by lingering opportunity gaps and inspired by educators and education leaders everywhere who are not giving up.
I am committed to moving the needle when it comes to civil discourse. We have a long way to go, but we are counting on you to help us get there.
Here are a few editor’s picks from Issue 4:
Rural: Education in Mississippi’s Delta
Poverty doesn’t define potential, even in the Delta, where education leaders are applying out-of-the box ideas that are making a difference. Read now
See how our rural, suburban and urban areas stack up against each other and how each of these venues are changing. Read now
Civil Discourse in Action
Anthony Carnevale and Roberto Rodriguez discuss the merits of the proposed merger of the Departments of Labor and Education. Read now
Do Suburban Hiring Practices Limit Diversity?
Frontline Research & Learning Institute data suggests popular hiring practices may curb the diversity of the workforce pipeline. Read now
The Last Word
Howard Fuller addresses fixes for educational achievement deficits among America’s most needy children. Read now