John Legend, Saving Your Schools? Musician John Legend appeared at USC last night to promote his education reform agenda, according to the Daily Trojan. "If we think demography is destiny, we will allow our school system to confirm that belief," Legend said, echoing basically the entire reform movement. He serves on the board education advocacy group Stand for Children.
It's time for North Dakota -- and the handful of other states without meaningful anti-discrimination laws -- to pass legislation with teeth in it to protect the constitutional rights of every American citizen.
Simply mandating that young people remain in school without addressing the causes for their leaving will accomplish little.