With guest, Louder Than a Bomb poet Nate Marshall

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Quotable: Linda Darling-Hammond

Linda was a featured speaker at Saturday SOS rally in D.C.

"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.

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