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Do You Have a Woodlawn in Your Past?
Michael Gordon Bennett
Author of 7-10 Split: My Journey As America's Whitest Black Ki...
Woodlawn is based on the true story of Tony Nathan. Nathan was a gifted African American high school football player, who in 1973, was bused, along with other black students in the name of school integration to Woodlawn High School in Birmingham, Alabama.
Why We Need Public Boarding Schools
Professor & Director of the Metropolitan Design Center at the ...
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.
What Can We Learn From School Integration's Successes and Failures?
Staff writer, Hechinger Report
Both the successes and failures of school integration have a lot to teach those seeking to reform the public education system today.
What's It Like to Be a City Bus Driver?
STEM Education Enthusiast, Entrepreneur
"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."
Whither the District: Leaders Must Lead on School Reform
Teacher Leadership Organization
Missing from the conversation about education reform has been a larger discussion of district and principal accountability.
The Koch Brothers And The Battle Over Wake County's Schools
At Ole Miss, Improved Busing Cut Carbon and Costs
Director, School of Media and Public Affairs, George Washingto...
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!
Stephen Colbert Ridicules The Dismantling Of Wake County's Successful Schools
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.
Desegregation Denied? School Board Cuts Integration Bus Routes
Congresswoman Diane E. Watson: A Woman of Greatness and Conviction Passes the Baton
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.
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Addressing Transportation Inequity to Keep America Moving
Executive Director, Transportation Equity Network
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.
Barack Obama and the American Dream
Founder of NOMADS Magazine, Photographer, Author
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.
Voting for Obama
Trial lawyer and public radio commentator
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.
Four-Day School Week: High Gas Prices Force Rural School Districts To Shorten School Week
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