November 21, 1990

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The Council of the Great City Schools last week approved a preliminary strategic plan for achieving a series of national goals that will be presented to leaders of 80 national organizations at an urban education summit in Washington in January. Leaders from the education, business, and philanthropic communities, some of whom helped draft the "Strategies for Success," have pledged to attend the two-day summit.
When Adele Simmons, president of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, took the microphone at Chicago's Orr Community Academy last month to announce a new philanthropic initiative to assist Chicago school reform, about 100 Orr students were there, black high-school students with thoughts of their own about urban education.
I recently read an article by the Washington Post's syndicated columnist Richard Cohen entitled "Johnny's Miserable S.A.T.'s." I don't have to tell you its contents or how Mr. Cohen feels. This diatribe differed from other education-bashing pieces so much in vogue lately, only in that it blamed the kids themselves and their parents more than the schools for the miserable state of affairs.
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