Affordable housing and school busing can do little to counter a disruptive family life or a dangerous neighborhood. We need an alternative: public boarding schools.
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BOSTON -- Last fall, Ginnette Powell traveled from her home in Boston's Dorchester section to her old middle school in South Boston – a journey ...
Both the successes and failures of school integration have a lot to teach those seeking to reform the public education system today.
"I am the CEO of this bus. I am the authority. And I love driving and being able to help people get to places. And this city uniform I wear, I wear it with pride."
Missing from the conversation about education reform has been a larger discussion of district and principal accountability.
The stakes in the battle over the Wake County Public School System in North Carolina couldn’t be higher.
On one side are the billionaire brothers...
Every year, tens of thousands of students shell out to park their cars on campus lots. Now students at Ole Miss are working to reduce cars and carbon on campus. Their solution? Bring on the buses!
Last night, Stephen Colbert deployed "The Word" to bring his show's unique and wonderful brand of language-brutality upon a recent decision of the Wake County, N.C. school board.
In Wake County, N.C. some are accusing the local school board of upholding segregation, elitism and even racism.
According to the Washington Post, t...
The 1970s was a time when African American women in public office were few and far between. In that era, one woman emerged on the public stage. She stood out among the few as a leader.
Transportation inequity leads to the government spending 80 percent of our national transportation budget on highways and only 20 percent on transit. That means massive subsidies for destructive sprawl.
The past four decades have been a mixture of social growing pains and progress. Even with that said, most people never believed that a Black man would become the President.
Last Wednesday, I went to the Fair Grounds of Santa Fe to vote. When I sat in that small booth and my pen came to the circle beside the name Barack Obama, an indescribable lump rose in my throat.
High gas prices, which continue to rise even as oil prices fall, are forcing rural school districts to switch to a four-day school week in order to cu...
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