The Dilemma of ‘Inherent’ Inequality and the Personal Toll of Integration
Two books chronicling the lives of the first students of color to attend white-only Southern schools.
School System Shock This is my senior year, a time in my life when I am supposed to exhale, to feel like I have accomplished something. When I graduate, I […]
Equal Opportunity and the Federal Role in Education
A Response to the Conservative Attack
An in-depth look at some of the major assumptions behind calls for paring down federal school policies, and a discussion of the role the federal government should play in assuring educational equity.
Arranged Marriages, Rearranged Ideas
One teacher’s efforts to deal with the issues and value judgments raised by a student whose culture calls for arranged marriages.
Equity, Not Abandonment, Should Drive Federal Policy
In response to the freedom movement of the 1960s, the federal government made an unprecedented effort to equalize educational opportunity. It created a variety of programs that targeted those who […]
Welfare ‘Reforms’ Threaten Children
Struggles Shift to Local Level as Washington Ducks Responsibility
A synopsis of the devastating impact that welfare “reform” could have on educational opportunities for disadvantaged children and adults.
Writing ‘Essays with an Attitude’
Teaching for equity and justice is more important than ever.
Teaching the Whole Story
One School’s Struggle Toward Gay and Lesbian Inclusion
A chronicle of one elementary school’s struggles over teaching about gays and lesbians.
Students Walk Out Over Anti-Gay Resolution
Students protest in Elizabethtown, PA.
Preaching Ain’t Teaching
Sex Education and America’s New Puritans
An examination of “abstinence-only” sex education programs casts doubt on whether they really encourage students to postpone sexual activity.
A Review of Sexuality, Commitment and Family
A close-up look at a popular “just say no” sex education curriculum.
Reader Commentary: Progressives Should Support Charter Public Schools
America’s public education system often does not prize progress or reward risk-takers. In fact, the system often frustrates innovative, talented teachers and caring, committed parents. The charter public school movement […]
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