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Click here to read Brown at 50 by Eric Foner and Randall Kennedy.

Prior
to the landmark Supreme Court rulings in Brown v. Board of
Education
and Bolling v.

Discredited and broke, the school privatizer found an unlikely white knight.

If only they are bold enough, Democrats can win on their own wedge issues.

A questionable plan to wire poor schools has turned into a business boondoggle.

Zero tolerance policies have created a "lockdown environment" in schools.

If "no child left behind" meant what it said, it would offer help, not
sanctions.

Abigail and Stephan Thernstrom have long been pillars of highbrow
conservatism in America.

Devising a fair federal policy for higher education would not be hard.

Used to be, nearly everyone--Democrat or Republican--loved Head Start,
the federal preschool program for kids from low-income families. And why
not?

Blogs

Governor Cuomo's public school agenda puts both students and teachers in jeopardy. 

March 13, 2015

Who benefits from a high school equivalency exam that judges nothing better than how well you'll do on the exam?

March 4, 2015

Colleges around the country are considering adding a third gender option to their student rosters. 

March 4, 2015

The US Department of Justice seeks answers in the wake of a nation-wide sexual assault epidemic on college campuses.

March 2, 2015

The mayor’s spending millions, but unions and progressives are fighting for grassroots democracy.

February 19, 2015

National Education Association calls out Obama’s education secretary for focusing on high-stakes testing. Democrats should take the criticism seriously.

July 8, 2014

Northwestern officials will finally comply with the Violence Against Women Act and compile statistics for incidents of dating violence, domestic violence and stalking.

July 3, 2014

Hardline reformers are using Vergara v. State of California to dismantle tenure in other states.

June 13, 2014

Teachers’ contract vote will depend largely on whether they feel they can rely on this administration to steer the education system in a more progressive direction

May 7, 2014

An alternative education that makes sense would go beyond test prep

May 5, 2014