Tuesday, September 06, 2005

pretending everything's fine

The front-page news today is just mind-numbingly horrible, so I'm going to pretend it's not happening because there is nothing I can do about it and just blather on about the happenings in our happy little town. If you want more bad (yet fascinating) news, get this month's Harper's and read the article "still separate, still unequal" by Jonathan Kozol. (Or, I dug it up here if you have time to read it online) It would be of particular interest if you're a teacher, I think. It's a real tearjerker. I want to get this guy's book: Amazing Grace: The Lives of Children and the Conscience of a Nation, which is based on his experiences talking to children in the Bronx, because you can tell he has a way with kids and some of the quotes from the kids will make you cry. Like you need anything else to make you cry besides just contemplating the concept of Bush appointing a new chief justice.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Here's a link to a recent post about Out Hud on Stereogum, just in case you guys hadn't seen it yet: