Popular narratives about urban school reform focus on silver bullets, heroes and villains. Anyone who actually does the work knows otherwise. Being honest and thoughtful requires us to grapple with profound tension and contradiction. We need to get past the simple (fake) stories of urban school reform and dive into the gray areas of equity, voice and choice, faith and reason, work and life, evidence and innovation. These are the fault lines along which all of our important decisions lie.
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