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Brown v Board of Education

Closer to the Finish Line

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 12.24.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

For the first time in 13 years, the DOE now makes clear that states, school districts, and schools must make education resources equally available to all students without regard to race, color, or national origin. This is some of the unfinished business of the civil rights movement and a giant step forward for poor children, often children of color.

A Clarion Call to Black Higher Education

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 12.16.2014 | College
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

The leadership dilemma for HBCU presidents is that of broadening access while also advancing high academic standards and strengthening outcomes. The data suggest that this will be a steep climb for most HBCUs.

SCOTUS Same-Sex Marriage Manners Matter

Soul Dancer | Posted 12.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Soul Dancer

As an out gay monk, reverend and private-practice counselor/social worker, I daily witness the impact of Windsor v. United States.

Brown v. Ferguson: Are We Better Off Separate Than Equal

Torri Stuckey | Posted 11.27.2014 | Black Voices
Torri Stuckey

In a strange twist of fate, two age-old Civil Rights cases collide in Ferguson, MO -- half a century later. Is it just coincidence? Or could there b...

Lies My Corporate Ed Reformers Told Me: The Truth About Teacher Tenure and the Civil Rights Movement

Yohuru Williams | Posted 11.12.2014 | Education
Yohuru Williams

When so called "reformers" like Campbell Brown try to make the case that tenure extends teachers an unfair guarantee of employment unlike other public servants, she is more than stretching the truth.

This Is No Ordinary Time in American History for the NAACP

Cornell William Brooks | Posted 11.08.2014 | Black Voices
Cornell William Brooks

In this season between anniversaries from Brown v. Board of Education to Freedom Summer to the Civil Rights Act, some pose an unsettling question. They ask if the NAACP is relevant. Though the question is wearisome not worrisome, it must be answered.

New Perspectives in Proctology

Francis Levy | Posted 10.26.2014 | Comedy
Francis Levy

What does it mean to be a giant in proctology? A proctological giant? Of course there are people who have made huge contributions to disciplines whic...

Rebecca Klein

Another Reason Why Segregated Education Is Bad For Young Students

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.30.2014 | Black Voices

A new study offers more evidence that segregated schooling is bad for students. The study, from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, used...

Blowing Our Diversity Advantage

Elaine Weiss | Posted 09.27.2014 | Education
Elaine Weiss

As we mark the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, we are glad to see renewed interest in the issue of segregation, but discouraged about our societal failure to tackle it.

Reading the Pictures: On the Brilliant Michelle Obama Brown vs Board of Education Site Visit Photo

Michael Shaw | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics
Michael Shaw

2014-07-25-michelleobamabrownvboard725.jpgIf you aren't completely transfixed by photos from Gaza, Ukraine, Iraq or the border right now, you might have come across this. Simply put, it's the best visual to come out of the administration in months, maybe longer.

Evidence, Brown, and the Civil Rights Act

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 09.23.2014 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

In my own field, education, the "gap" between white students and African American and Hispanic children is always decried but never solved. It has remained about the same since 1980. Could we solve it?

This Photo Of Michelle Obama Will Give You Goosebumps

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 07.17.2014 | Black Voices

Although segregation in American schools was officially outlawed in 1954 with the groundbreaking Brown vs. Board of Education decision, there's still ...

Thoughts on the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics
Abraham H. Foxman

Dr. King famously said, "The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice." The Civil Rights Act changed the face of the nation, bending the arc sharply on July 2, 1964. But much work remains. On the 50-year anniversary of its passage, let us rededicate ourselves to the task of building a fairer, more just society.

The Case Against Teacher Tenure (Vergara v. California): The (un)Treu Story

Alan Singer | Posted 08.24.2014 | Education
Alan Singer

The setting, the characters, and the dialogue in this play, are fictional. Unfortunately the court case, Vergara v. California, and the judge's decision are all too real.

The Republican Party Can Learn from al-Maliki's Mistakes

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Numerous observers and actors alike in the conflict blame al-Maliki's refusal to form a coalition government, composed of multiple sectors and factions within the country, for the ongoing existential crisis.

Michelle Obama and the Flip Side of Brown v. Board

Jeffrey Ann Goudie | Posted 08.23.2014 | Education
Jeffrey Ann Goudie

Although the landmark decision achieved integrated student bodies in some schools, like Topeka's, it resulted in a huge loss -- the alarming forced displacement of black teachers. The consequences of that loss have lasted, and the current national picture is bleak.

This Is What A Segregated School System Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.29.2014 | Black Voices

Sixty years after the Supreme Court's Brown v. Board of Education decision officially ended racially segregated schooling and set off a wave school bu...

LA Public Schools: A Glimmer of Hope on the 60th Anniversary of Brown

Marqueece Harris-Dawson | Posted 07.28.2014 | Education
Marqueece Harris-Dawson

A new study by UCLA's Civil Rights Project finds that California leads the nation when it comes to segregation of Black and Latino students. What's more, the researchers indicate segregation has "grown substantially in the past two decades."

The Anniversary of the Brown Decision

Daan Braveman | Posted 07.26.2014 | College
Daan Braveman

With respect to equal educational opportunities, colleges and universities must play a vital role in ensuring that a college education is accessible and that students understand the strength that lies in settings rich in diversity.

Charter Schools are Delivering on Brown's Promise

Deborah McGriff | Posted 07.23.2014 | Education
Deborah McGriff

Despite the call for "all deliberate speed," generations later, we are still waiting. In urban areas especially, a high-quality education remains out of reach for too many low-income and working class students. But there is hope.

Racism: What's the Problem?

Bob Burnett | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
Bob Burnett

For a brief period, there was a national discussion of racism. But now, for most Americans, it's over. Why can't we acknowledge racism continues to be a major national problem, a cancer that threatens the heart of our democracy? Why can't we do something about it?

Teeter-Tottering

Janus Adams | Posted 07.22.2014 | Black Voices
Janus Adams

Two anniversaries this month, taken together, signal the teeter-totter ride of a nation straddling our passion for justice and penchant for everything but.

60 Years Later, Reflections On Brown vs. Board of Education

MarshaRose Joyner | Posted 07.20.2014 | Hawaii
MarshaRose Joyner

I still remember watching the news that evening. While plenty of white people screamed about the decision, I most vividly recall the reaction of Mrs. Mildred Coughlin, the principal of Western High School. She was gracious and calm with beautifully styled white hair and dressed in a soft pink suit. "I will never see a colored girl graduate from my school," she firmly stated.

California, 60 Years After Brown v. Board

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 07.20.2014 | Education
Angela Glover Blackwell

As the nation celebrates the 1954 Supreme Court landmark Brown vs. Board of Education decision, California is confronting its own troubling education reality.

Brown v. Board of Education at 60

Joel K. Goldstein | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Joel K. Goldstein

Supreme Court decisions are important not only for what they decide but for the reasoning that produces or explains the ultimate result. That is particularly important in iconic decisions such as Brown v. Board of Education, decided 60 years ago.