Speaking at the American Federation for Children conference in Washington, D.C. last month, Governor Mike Pence (R-IN) told the audience, "Fifty years ago we wouldn't let minorities into schools; today we won't let them out," The Huffington Post reports. This imagery was unsettling. The images from fifty years ago of Governor Wallace pledging "segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever" are horrific enough, but Gov. Pence was challenging us to face the reality that in America today we have been locking kids inside schools that are failing them. As he said the words, I again realized the enormous weight of what...

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