What It Means?
"The onus now falls on individuals to take advantage of opportunities. That begins with keeping families together and taking responsibility for the twisted "gangsta" culture that celebrates jail time instead of schooling. With Mr. Obama as the head of government, discussion of racial problems now comes in the form of pragmatic discourse for how to best give all Americans opportunty, for example, how to improve schools."
Maybe, but good luck with that. Taking on the teachers' union is essential to school reform and Mr. Obama and his fellow Democrats have shown no interest in that. More likely they will do what they always do: call for more money to be spent to no good effect. That was Obama's record with Mr. Ayers on the Annenberg Challenge in Chicago ($160 million worth for no academic gains.)
The more things change, the more the stay the same. So look for more of the same from Democrats on education.