2 must-reads on the Philly schools crisis

Because you asked for it, a 6th-grader's spot-on poem about the grown-ups who are screwing up Philadelphia's schools, Here's a snippet:

For a place often founded on brotherhood,

Why are we turning our back on the ones we love?

Instead we are taking away schools and building prisons in their place.

Read the whole thing, and then read this great piece by Eileen DiFranco calling out the Harper Valley PTA, as it were, of the bogus "school reform" movement.