Washington, D.C. has an articulate new education blogger. She knows more than the policy wonks at Brookings, AEI, Education Sector, Thomas B.Fordham Institute, the Center for American Progress, and the other guru shops. She teaches in the D.C. schools.

Florence realizes that the city now has a dual school system, one for the winners, another for the losers.

Some historians think that it is very hard, if not impossible, to break free of deeply ingrained patterns. Washington, D.C. seems to be reverting to a familiar format.