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School Resegregation

Integration or Apartheid for Us and Our Children

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 03.07.2015 | Education
Norma Cook Everist

Don't blame public schools or teachers. Our children cannot wait another generation for integration. This country cannot wait for a way to live together and learn with one another.

6 Actions We Each Can Take Against Racial Injustice Now

Mike Bushman | Posted 02.01.2015 | Fifty
Mike Bushman

So how can those of us in at least the second half of our lives encourage continued progress toward a color-thoughtful world, even if we aren't, for various reasons, interested in joining any of the hundreds of post-Ferguson protests?

Condemning Donald Sterling Is All Well and Good. But We've Got Bigger Problems Than That.

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 06.28.2014 | Sports
Jonathan Weiler

Moments like this are as likely to distract from the insidious ways that racism continues to pervade our society as they are to provide opportunities to illuminate what work still needs to be done.

To Charter School or Not to Charter School -- That's Not the Real Question

Eric Cooper | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

When communities are able to integrate their classrooms, students are more able to learn the most important lesson American education provides -- the respect for and commitment to continuing the diverse social mosaic that has distinguished our country for generations.

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson

'Some Of My Best Friends Are Black' Author Says He Actually Had No Black Friends | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 07.25.2012 | Black Voices

In 2008 few people would ever suspect Tanner Colby had no black friends -- not even Tanner Colby himself. He did, after all, live and work in New York...

Young People Standing Up for Themselves and for Our Nation

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 02.01.2012 | Black Voices
Marian Wright Edelman

Our public schools are resegregating, and many of the 73 percent of black students and 78 percent of Hispanic students who still attend predominantly segregated schools continue to suffer with tattered books, crumbling school facilities and too many teachers with low expectations for them.

North Carolina School Board Debate Over Potential Resegregation Sparks Fiery Protests

AP | MIKE BAKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. — Protesters and police scuffled Tuesday at a school board meeting in North Carolina over claims that a new busing system would re...

The Dangerous Drift Back Towards Segregated Schools

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

Two recent decisions by school boards in North Carolina are local signs of a troubling national trend towards resegregation in public schools. In New ...

More Threats to School Diversity

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

I recently wrote about new challenges to school integration in two North Carolina school districts. The South has been the region that made the most p...

So We Can't Have Single Payer for Health Care, But How About Single Payer for Education?

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

To produce education reform that is reform in more than name only, we need to look past our own political backyards at what might lie on the other side of the mountain. What I see on that other side is a single-payer education system. It's simple, sensible and, above all, just.  READ MORE

Has Obama's Handling of the Bank Bailout Undermined Health Care Reform?   One of the consequences of the one-sided bailout of Wall Street is the way it has undermined public trust in government.  Much of the health care anger is a proxy for bailout anger.  If we don't learn from the botched bailout, we are in danger of getting the same reform-in-name-only outcome on health care. READ MORE

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