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The School to Prison Pipeline Comes to Pre-K

By Elliott Gluck Associate Editor, Volume 23 For years, the startling rates of suspensions and expulsions in America’s public schools have raised concerns for stakeholders across the educational landscape.[1] These disciplinary actions are frequently connected with higher drop-out rates, lower … Continue reading

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Betsy DeVos, School Choice, and the Resegregation of American Public Schools

By Laura Page Associate Editor, Vol. 22 The Senate confirmation hearing of Betsy DeVos, the President’s nominee for Secretary of Education, was one of the most contentious and heated in recent history.[1]  Critics contend that the billionaire Republican donor has no … Continue reading

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The 2016 Presidential Election: Quiet on Education Policy, Near Silent on K-12 Education Reform

By Madeleine McKay Jennings Associate Editor, Vol. 22 I wrote this post in the week preceding the United States presidential election. On November 8, by about 10 p.m., the subject of this writing seemed immediately irrelevant. In my personal and academic … Continue reading

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Civil Rights Groups Call For New K-12 “Accountability System”

By Whitney Robinson, Associate Editor Vol. 20 On Tuesday, a coalition of eleven national civil rights groups sent a letter to President Obama urging him to drop the standardized test-based K-12  “accountability” system.  According to these groups, the current standardized … Continue reading

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It’s been 50 years since the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the achievement gap between minorities and whites remains a salient issue

By: Daniela Tagtachian, Associate Editor Vol. 20 Students have the right to not be discriminated against based on race, color or national origin. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color … Continue reading

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Conservative proposal to censor AP U.S. History curriculum to promote “respect for authority” and “patriotism” removes its emphasis on “race, gender, class, ethnicity” and civil disobedience

By: Daniela Tagtachian, Associate Editor Vol. 20 A recent conservative initiative from South Carolina to Colorado has called for the AP U.S. History curriculum to be more in line with “patriotism” and “respect for authority.” The Republican National Committee adopted … Continue reading

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