I recently blogged about Woodford County High's embarassment a few weeks back when school leaders sent a letter home to parents announcing an assembly to discuss the academic performance of African-American students. A version of that post appears in today's Lexington Herald-Leader, which you can read here.
My key point is that the general public should not assume administrators at Woodford County were up to no good. In fact, they were probably doing what schools everywhere do these days: trying to close achievement gaps. But they did it in an awkward and inappropriate way, and the whole thing reveals a collective educational culture that is far more focused on improving test scores than on transforming classroom-level instruction.