Fairness in education is a federal initiative that all of us, albeit 55 years after Brown v. Board of Education, can and must support, although it goes far beyond “charter schools” or “closing the gap,” which are political buzz words that far oversimplify the vast transformation that must occur: I want the clout of the federal dollar to go toward equalizing expenditures for education in ALL states, not just the half of our states that have such legislation now. That means such radical measures as allowing NO more federal aid to any state that refuses to enact such funding provisions. I want federal policy to reward innovation, community connections, creative teaching and thinking, and to promote downsizing the education bureaucracy in each state and each district. I want the Department of Education to embrace brain research that shows us clearly that students and teachers need to build webs of meaning–not fill in bubbles based on discrete factoids. That is the kind of fairness in teaching and learning that will enhance the lives of all of our kids. It is not fair that only our left-brain, sequential learners are succeeding now, and that those who learn in different and even more talented ways,