In a presidential election year, few issues inspire more citizen anguish and less political substance than public education. This year is no exception.
Cammillia Mays is an African-American single parent who, like millions of parents across the country, faced a difficult decision when her daughter turned 4 years old.
With education among the electorate's top priorities, the phrase "higher standards" has become ubiquitous in political campaigns across the country.
This article is adapted from Ordinary Resurrections: Children in the Years of Hope (Crown).
"You have no idea how much love I got for this," says David Jamil Muhammad, referring to his role as a student organizer of "Hip-Hop Generation--Hip-Hop as a Movement." The conference was held Ap
This article is part of the Haywood Burns Community Activist Journalism series.
Students heading for DC are bringing more than a toothbrush and a change of underwear.
While the public has been napping, the American university has been busily reinventing itself.
Four hundred teenagers converged outside the four-star Hilton hotel in San Francisco, then pushed inside the plush lobby with whoops and chants.
By now most of us accept as almost inevitable the idea that education, meaning school reform and access to college, is at or near the top of the political agenda, both in the states and in the na