School Climate & Safety

The Politics of Race and the Achievement Gap

By Catherine Gewertz — October 23, 2009 1 min read

If you haven’t seen this Washington Post piece by a Virginia high school teacher, you might want to take a look. Patrick Welsh, a teacher at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, manages to say volumes in a very short space about the political correctness that can shape the achievement-gap conversation. Check it out. Also, read John Thompson’s compelling blog post about it over at This Week in Education, as well.

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A version of this news article first appeared in the High School Connections blog.