Ask a supporter of charter schools whether that vogue new concept holds promise for inner-city children.
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.
Just because the ed whiz-biz politicians and the education bureaucrats have announced the end of "social promotion" doesn't mean that it ever existed--not for the past thirty years, anyway.