Less Superman, more Clark Kent

We try not to use this space to just link to other people’s writing. There are plenty of folks who do that better than us. But Joe Nocera’s column on school reform in today’s NY Times is really worth a read. Not because is says anything wildly new, but because it says it simply and clearly, and it makes the very level headed point that improving the life prospects of poor kids is going to require a lot of work, over a long period of time, both inside schools and outside of them.

Not especially sexy, but it has the benefit of being true.