(Guest Post by Matthew Ladner)
New Year’s Eve was the end of an era with the closing of the Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO). The PISA data show just how vital BAEO’s mission remains. Developing countries like Chile and Estonia outscore American Black students despite spending a fraction of what American schools spend per pupil. It staggers the imagination to believe that the structure of our incredibly generously funded K-12 system plays no role in this appalling state of affairs imo.