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Author Archives: Esther J. Cepeda / Syndicated Columnist

Focus on what we have in common

CHICAGO – “War” is too strong a word to use in regard to race relations.

Praise kids’ effort, not their success

CHICAGO – School starts next week and my two sons are inconsolable about having to return to their hated “prisons.”

Student effort not accounted for

CHICAGO – If it’s true that America’s No. 1 driver of inequality is the successful completion of college, as Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor David Autor and others have suggested, then why is no one paying attention to student efforts in the college success equation?

60 years later, schools not diverse

CHICAGO – As we near the 60th anniversary on Saturday of the landmark Brown v. Board of Educ …