Why Early Childhood Education Is Critical

As local Head Start programs around the country begin to feel the sting of the sequestration cuts, consider what would have happened if Darren Walker had not been enrolled in Head Start when he was a boy in Louisiana, growing up with a single parent in a low income home. Mr. Walker was just named the President of the Ford Foundation, the United States’ second largest philanthropic organization.

By |July 25th, 2013|Book: First Class, Education|Comments Off on Why Early Childhood Education Is Critical

History Section? Education Section?

I am back from a working vacation and gearing up for the full on media blitz for the book. Ok, maybe not a blitz but a few well placed interviews. I’ve noticed something interesting. Of the four interviews I’ve done so far, each journalist has described First Class book differently. Some interviewers have approached the book as a history book. Some have approached it as a book about race and economics. Others have approached it as a book about education. I personally think the three are intertwined when education […]

By |July 22nd, 2013|Book: First Class, Education, Writing|Comments Off on History Section? Education Section?