Charts: Media Still Focused On Equity "Despite" Recession
The media (and the nation's attention) should be more focused on excellence rather than equity given historical trends, according to the interesting but somewhat wishful thinking of Fordam's Mike Petrilli (Equity Trumps Excellence):
But as Petrilli finds out, that hasn't happened yet. Poverty rates, wide inequities, and decreasing social mobility might have something to do with it. Policy types including lots of Obama Aministration folks might be ready to switch horses, but reality (and reform critics) keep getting in the way.