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How Racial Bias Affects The Quality Of Black Students’ Education 

By Casey Quinlan The Department of Education recently released some startling numbers about how much our country spends on prisons versus schools that added fuel to the fire of national conversation about criminal justice reform. One way to think about … Continue reading

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Strip club seeks recent high school grads for employment

By Danielle Miller There are numerous ways to pay for college, some more conventional than others. For those living in Las Vegas, there’s no shortage of opportunities for fast cash. “It fits in with Vegas. Vegas is always going to … Continue reading

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The Problem With The New York Teacher Exam Is That White People Are More Likely To Pass It

By Casey Quinlan A federal judge ruled that a New York Teachers exam is racially biased because it did not properly measure skills relevant to all teachers. For black and Latino candidates, the pass rate ranged between 54 percent and … Continue reading

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Conservative advocate sues to end affirmative action at Harvard

By Joan Biskupic In recent months, Harvard University has come under attack in court for allegedly limiting the number of Asian-American students it admits. A Reuters examination reveals how the lawsuit brought in their name arose from a broader goal: … Continue reading

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Robert Reich – To Save The Economy We Need Free College For All

Senator Bernie Sanders is making waves with a big idea to reinvent education: Making public colleges and universities tuition-free. I couldn’t agree more. Higher education isn’t just a personal investment. It’s a public good that pays off in a more … Continue reading

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Stuck In The School-To-Prison Pipeline

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Can Racism Be Stopped in the Third Grade?

By Lisa Miller The form arrived in an email attachment on the Friday after winter break.“What is your race?”it asked. And then, beneath that, a Census-style list: “African-American/Black,” “Asian/Pacific Islander,” “Latina/o,” “Multi-racial,” “White,” and “Not sure.” The email, signed by … Continue reading

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61 Years After Brown v. Board Of Education, Many Schools Remain Separate And Unequal

By Rebecca Klein Decades after the U.S. Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education ruling declared segregated schooling of black students unconstitutional, many American schools with high minority populations continue to receive fewer resources and provide an education that’s inferior … Continue reading

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When Deshawn And Greg Act Out In Class, Guess Who Gets Branded A Troublemaker

By Macrina Cooper-White Research has shown that young black students in American schools are expelled and suspended three times as often as white students. Now a disturbing new study from Stanford University reveals one factor behind such disproportionate punishment. The … Continue reading

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The City That Believed in Desegregation

By Alana Semuels Hawthorne Elementary in Louisville, Kentucky, looks like what you might imagine a typical American suburban elementary school to be, with students’ art projects displayed in the hallways and brightly colored rugs and kid-sized tables and chairs in … Continue reading

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