White families have 13 times more wealth than black families and 10 times more than Latino families. The Democratic platform acknowledges that gap “has been created” by policy choices.
While black children represent 18 percent of preschool enrollment, they accounted for 48 percent of students receiving one or more suspensions during the 2011-12 school year.
Michael Moore’s new film new film “Where to Invade Next” shows that, when it comes to improving our country, a learning curve sure beats invasion. He does so with plenty of humor.
New evidence suggests a big part of the unequal education outcomes that we see between richer and poorer students is related to what happens in the schools, not in students’ homes.
Nineteen states still allow corporal punishment, despite research that clearly indicates such public humiliation is ineffective and can have long-term negative effects.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s announcement that he will leave his position is making headlines, but an important story from three days earlier was lost in the media clutter.