Failing Our Brightest Kids Panelists (from left to right): Chester E. Finn, Ed.D., co-author of Failing Our Brightest Kids; Brandon Wright, co-author, Failing Our Brightest Kids; Brother Brian Carty, President and Founder, De La Salle Academy; Harold O. Levy, Executive Director of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation; and Jack R. Smith, Ph.D., Interim State Superintendent of Schools, Maryland Public Schools. Photo via the Hoover Institution on Twitter.
Yesterday, the Cooke Foundation’s executive director and other education leaders gathered at two separate events in Washington, D.C., to draw attention to the persistence of the Excellence Gap in the nation's schools. In her coverage of a morning session, Lauren Camera of U.S. News & World Report describes how low-income, high-achieving students are largely overlooked by public policy: