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Race and Education

Progress Despite the Supreme Court's Imprecise Position on Racial Preferences

Steven C. Bahls | Posted 08.26.2013 | College
Steven C. Bahls

Eighteen years ago, I was in the United States Supreme Court chambers when the Court announced its decision in another landmark class involving prefer...

My Privilege Can't Save Me -- or My Kids -- From High Stakes Testing

Lori Ungemah | Posted 06.01.2013 | Parents
Lori Ungemah

I did not think the culture of testing could reach me and my children in my white, upperclass neighborhood of Park Slope. I thought my race and class privilege could save my own children from an educational experience riddled with test preparation and test stress. I was wrong.

Suspensions in Chicago Schools Target Black Boys Most Often

Lorraine Forte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Lorraine Forte

When punishment for one group of students is so clearly out of proportion to their enrollment, something's undoubtedly amiss.

Almost One In Four Black Male CPS Students Suspended Last Year

Catalyst Chicago | Sarah Karp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In Chicago's public schools, African-American males are suspended and expelled at a higher rate than any other student group. Yet educators are workin...