Physics and schools
When I was studying physics back in the ’60s, I came to appreciate the branch called thermodynamics for its “black box” approach to the world.
Suppose you have a box, like a generator or an air conditioner, where things are happening inside but you can’t observe the working parts. Without knowing exactly what’s going on inside, you can measure what goes in and what comes out and draw conclusions even though you can’t see directly into the box itself.
The Little Rock School District has gone from six failing schools to 22 failing schools in the three years since the state took over the district. We don’t need to know why to know something is rotten in Denmark or, in this case, the state Capitol of Arkansas. GENE REID Little Rock