The Derb fingers an unlikely culprit.
Stupid and lazy students.
No, really. The argument isn’t that atrocious inner-city schools are actually just fine; it’s that the demand for decent education in the inner cities is so meager that the inner-city schools can get away with being atrocious.
I think it would be splendid if every human was capable and desirous of a well-rounded college education. But then I think it would be splendid if every human embraced the restored Gospel. I’m beginning to think government can no more force the former than the latter on an unwilling population, and it is just as wicked to try.