Hymowitz Says the ‘Unsayable’
May 28, 2017 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization
For once, a commentator on the sad state of American secondary education deals with the root of the problem (City Journal, 5/15/17). Kay Hymowitz was shocked when her old high school – Cheltenham High School in a suburb of Philadelphia – made national news because of a student brawl that injured, among others, four security guards and eight teachers. So, for the first time since she graduated, Hymowitz went back to CHS for a community meeting about what went wrong and how to fix it.
She was not amused.
In addition to memories, I found a stark illustration of the nation’s evasions about racial gaps in education.