It is appropriate on this day to read and remember Dr. King's essay on education. It is amazing to realize that he was just a junior at Moorehouse College when he published this essay in the college newspaper in 1947.
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The current obsession with accountability testing is all about efficiency as the pinnacle of school reform. I believe that if Dr. King had lived, we would not be in this terrible state in education where efficiency drives education. Dr. King was right. This obsession with efficiency at the cost of education's true purpose is a menace to society.