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And he’s so right.

Problem is, trying to move public school bureaucracies out of their status-quo ruts is akin to trying to nudge a mule that has planted all four hooves in the mud.

Another take

BET Chairman and CEO Debra Lee paid homage Feb. 11 to a handful of Americans who are do-gooders on various fronts.

The honoree who stood tallest of all was Lisa Leslie, and not just because she is 6 feet, 5 inches tall.

Zeroing in on education in general and school choice in particular in her acceptance speech, the former WNBA and Olympic star said: “Kids need equal opportunity and better education and it shouldn’t be because of their ZIP code that they’re not allowed to get the best education possible.”

Now that’s a slam dunk.

The wrong take

After announcing last month that more than a dozen D.C. Public Schools are slated to close at the end of this school year, Chancellor Kaya Henderson is now consulting on school boundaries.

It is “the thing I fear most,” she said.

Well, don’t be afraid, Madame Chancellor. Be fearless.

At the end of the day, desegregation, not integration, is the goal.

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