"We have produced a larger and more costly prison system than any country in the world — we have 5% of the world’s population and 25% of its inmates — populated primarily by high school dropouts on whom we would not spend $10,000 a year when they were in school, but we will spend more than $40,000 a year when they are in prison – a prison system that is now directly devouring the money we should be spending on education."The full text of her speech is available at the Washington Post's Answer Sheet.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Quotable: Linda Darling-Hammond
Linda was a featured speaker at Saturday SOS rally in D.C.