How the Startup Mentality Failed Kids at a Middle School in San Francisco

This article got me mad. Willie Brown Middle School in San Francisco opened in 2015 to great fanfare, then had a rocky first year. Instead of responsibly reporting on the school’s challenges, Daniel Duane wrote this atrocious and racist hatchet job. You can’t escape the first two paragraphs unscathed. The problem is that Mr. Duane doesn’t realize what he’s done: confirming to his white readers why Black and Brown children can’t have nice things. (21 min)


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