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Will Obama's order to increase "school resource officers" funnel more of our students through the school-to-prison pipeline?

It is manifestly barbarous that children should be tossed into jail for life.

The most effective way to fight violence in schools is not the widespread "zero tolerance" model. Thankfully, Clayton County, Georgia, may have the perfect solution.

Can Congress build a platform to change America's juvenile justice system?

Will the missing issues of gangs, poverty, dropouts, the inner city and policing redefine the presidential debate?

The Hall of Fame football legend discusses his experiences working with gangs in the black community and why the death penalty just doesn't work.

A "rogue sociologist" gains unprecedented insight on the day-to-day workings of a Chicago gang.

Although the murders at Virginia Tech had nothing to do with race,
Korean Americans remain worried about anti-Asian fallout.

The Virginia Tech shootings should prompt us to rethink our approach toward guns, the media and mental health.

The desire to impose a narrative on chaotic events leaves the meaning of
the Virginia Tech shootings up for grabs.

Blogs

The complexities of racial tensions on campus are too many and the stakes too high to allow white student unions at universities.

September 11, 2013

An editorial by a newspaper in Kern County, where a school shooter armed with an old shotgun injured one person, praises California’s strict gun laws.

January 11, 2013

As in the United States, many Mexican education reformers focus on teachers' unions--but both countries need a broader public schools agenda.

November 10, 2011