The entire globe is affected by how the social fabric of the world’s only superpower is threaded through with the kind of structural violence that allows black boys to be gunned down on the way to the grocery and their killers walk free.
That’s a telling sentence from this summary of Britain’s schools, what’s good about them and what’s bad about them. Most of what’s bad has been caused by the tinkering of successive education secretaries.
"In Boston, I deliberate between the Fiscal Cliff with blue cheese and the Mark Zuckerburger."
We know booing will do no good - but we still do it.
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