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Education Inequality

The Prince Edward County Free School: 50 Years Later, a Model for the Fight for Education Equality

Michaela Kennedy-Cuomo | Posted 05.23.2014 | Education
Michaela Kennedy-Cuomo

For some kids, education means a chance at a life that is not 14 hours a day of backbreaking labor, risking lives to leave families and toil as migrant laborers across the treacherous border; it means hope for a better future.

5 Things To Know About Brown V. Board Of Education

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING and JESSE J. HOLLAND | Posted 05.16.2014 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON (AP) — Saturday marks the 60th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision. Many inequities in education still exist...

When Stakes are High and Outcomes Questionable, Parents Should Resist

Arnold Dodge | Posted 05.31.2014 | Education
Arnold Dodge

The stress that is put on the whole system is troubling. The stress put on individual students is unconscionable.

Civic Engagement and Higher Education: It Is Not Only About Tutoring

Eric Mlyn | Posted 04.29.2014 | Education
Eric Mlyn

When students on our campuses tutor K-12 students,they are engaging in a charitable response to a complicated issue. If we do not teach them, we are conveying that a charitable response is sufficient.

Why We Can't Wait to Close the School Achievement Gap

Mark Ridley-Thomas | Posted 03.21.2014 | Education
Mark Ridley-Thomas

As we mark the federal holiday that celebrates the life and work and sacrifice of Dr. King, the words of a young transformative leader in the making have been muted. A growing achievement gap affecting students of color threatens our communities.

Will demographic changes amplify racial inequality?

AP | SUZANNE GAMBOA | Posted 07.18.2013 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON -- One-year-old Ka'Lani is so fascinated by a round plastic toy that she doesn't see her mother, Ke'sha Scrivner, walk into the Martha's Ta...

Education and Wealth

Jared Bernstein | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

Early cognitive development is so determinative of what happens later that to continue the tired squabble about who to blame -- teachers, schools, or the income distribution -- is to waste valuable time.

You've Been Lied to, and Other Truths About Educating Girls

Richard E. Robbins | Posted 05.07.2013 | Impact
Richard E. Robbins

A child of the dump, on her way to college. It was a story that brought nearly everyone to tears. But not me. I was still skeptical. I was still reluctant to truly embrace something that was incontrovertibly true and unquestionably important.

Mainframe vs. Personal Computer? Or Higher Education in the 21st Century

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 12.08.2012 | Education
Marybeth Gasman

Both Applegate and Reshef give us food for thought. Those of us that hold fast to traditional modes of learning might benefit from opening our minds and rethinking the delivery of higher education.

Inequality in the American Education System

William H. Schmidt | Posted 09.16.2012 | College
William H. Schmidt

The reality is that, for most students, the education they receive is largely based on chance, making academic opportunities into a kind of lottery -- one with profound consequences.

Happiness In 'Omelas' Depends on the Suffering of a Single Child. Could You Live With That?

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 11.06.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

My site went on vacation for a few weeks in August. A lot can happen in a few weeks, and a lot did. But what stands out is a two-week course in Comput...

Lack Of Resources Is No Excuse For Mediocrity

Brock Cohen | Posted 05.29.2011 | Education
Brock Cohen

Politicians and pundits extol the necessity of a "21st-century education" and yet, what do we get? Another round of teacher layoffs and repeated hatchet blows to the school calendar.

Segregated And Satisfied In The Southland?

Gary Orfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Gary Orfield

California is backwards in terms of racial and ethnic justice. Los Angeles changed the state constitution to block a desegregation plan.

POLL: Should Students Be Required To Pass An Exit Exam To Graduate?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

By 2012, three-quarters of the nation's schools will require students to pass a high school graduation test to earn a diploma. This growing trend has...

Education Reformers Can't Dodge Race Issues

Richard Whitmire | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Richard Whitmire

In Washington D.C. schools there is one topic that rarely gets raised, especially among white school reformers: race. Just too uncomfortable.

Kelley Williams-Bolar Case Highlights Schools' Efforts To ID Fake Student Addresses

AP | KANTELE FRANKO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Kelley Williams-Bolar, alarmed after her home was broken into, yanked her two daughters out of their urban Akron, Ohio, schools...

Rev. Sharpton Lends His Support To Ohio Mom Convicted Of Lying For Better School

AP | MEGHAN BARR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

AKRON, Ohio — A woman convicted of a felony for using her father's address to enroll her children in a neighboring school district should be "sa...

After Case Over School District Residency, Mother Tells Her Side Of The Story

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

After being convicted of falsifying records so that her children could attend a better school, Kelley Williams-Bolar served nine days in jail and is c...

Ohio Gov. Tells Parole Board To Review Sentencing Of Mother Who Lied To Get Kids Better Education

AP | JULIE CARR SMYTH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) has asked the Parole Board to determine whether the felony conviction of a woman who used her ...

Does Teach For America Address The Root Causes Of Education Inequity?

themhnews.org | Raisa Slutsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

They have stark, eye-catching posters, they send you semi-personalized recruitment messages, and they want you to join "our generation's civil rights ...