Last week, Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced the need for a bipartisan commission to address civil rights reform in the nation's schools. The issue is that of educational equality, or inequality, depending upon your viewpoint and how the Race to the Top program and other similar programs are aiming to give impoverished students better opportunities.
"I would have liked to have seen Montana," uttered a dying Capt. Borodin to Marko Ramius in the 1990 movie based on the Tom Clancy novel "The Hunt for Red October." Many school bus officials and friends are wondering aloud when they'll see a School Bus Safety Week Resolution from the U.S. House of Representatives.
I was perusing this morning's headlines and one from New Mexico jumped out at me in regard to a school district that took it upon itself to enact a zero-tolerance policy for school bus drivers who report to work with the slightest amount of alcohol in their systems.