In what (hopefully) will someday be considered both a significant turning point in the school choice movement and within the Democratic party, Cory Booker rolled to victory yesterday in the race for mayor of Newark, N.J.
Walter Fields, of the N.J. NAACP, put it well in the NY Times story: "The children of the civil rights generation are growing up and they're taking control."
This is no small deal for people in my generation. (I'm the same age as Booker.) I keep dreaming of a book on national policy issues for the "slacker generation" that would be called: Someday The Baby Boomers Will All Be Dead And The Rest of Us Can Get Our Planet Back.
For a comprehensive look at Booker's education thinking, Education Next has posted early an article on the subject.
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