Why the media and the public are so willing to ignore the real problems with our nation’s inner-city education

American education’s failing report card is a national embarrassment, just as the president is

The headline on a recent New York Times story is “Public Schools and the Middle Class.” It’s about the failure of U.S. schools, and, by extension, the country’s middle class.

And while it has been widely reported in the media, what’s really fascinating is to look at where the story isn’t being told and get a feel for why it’s being missed.

It’s a story about one thing and one thing only: the decline in academic achievement of black, Hispanic and Asian American and other students in our nation’s inner cities.

That’s it. It’s about a single issue.

But it’s being ignored by mainstream media, corporate America, politicians who have nothing to lose and everything to gain by portraying urban America as America’s worst crisis at public education.

“We have a crisis that is far more serious than anything President Obama has ever faced. Our public schools are failing. They are failing students and families across the country.” — Donald Trump, December 31, 2016 (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

And there it is, the reason why the media and the public are so willing to overlook the real problems with our nation’s inner cities: It’s because most people can’t think past the obvious crisis of our urban schools.

Of course, it’s too simplistic to blame just one issue.

The real blame lies with the national crisis of inner-city education.

Yet we have a president, a Congress, a corporate media and a Democratic party who have no interest in dealing with this crisis.

It’s a crisis that’s affecting all of us. It’s a crisis that’s affecting our economic standing as well.

It’s a crisis that will ultimately hurt our middle

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