In the Detroit of my youth, we were raised with values — values the lawyers and judges and City Council members who visited my schools would have approved — but they were too caught up in their own snobbish assumptions about people like us to imagine it. [...]
The Windy City tries to resuscitate the poor, black neighborhoods left vacant by the housing crisis — but at what cost? Before they rose to prominence in Canada’s largest city, the Ford family — which includes embattled Mayor Rob Ford — was deeply immersed in the illegal drug scene, according to an investigation by the Globe [...]
As you probably know, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments this m buy levitra
orning in a closely watched affirmative action case that could have epic consequences for the way colleges and universities consider race in admissions.
The state of Texas attempted to diversify its student body in a race-neutral way that could survive [...]
Roland Fryer (second from left) found that most of the HCZ's success in student performance can be chalked up to its charter schools, and not to the social programs championed by HCZ's founder, Geoffrey Canada (far right).
A foundational belief at the Harlem Children’s Zone is that erasing the achievement gap between black and white [...]
It’s a little bananas over here in the completely conceptual PB offices, but there will be some proper posting going on tomorrow. Pinky promise.
Until then, some links for your perusal:
Obama announces a drawdown to the war in Afghanistan, beginning with bringing 33,000 troops home this summer. Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning [...]
On Monday, USA Today released its latest report in a series on standardized testing in American schools. The story focused on Noyes Education Campus, a PK-8 school in D.C., which had been singled out for praise by the city’s former schools chancellor, Michelle Rhee, because of a big jump in its test scores. USA [...]
Students at the Agricultural and Industrial State Normal School (now Tennessee State University) in 1909.
In a post about some dope-looking charts made by W.E.B. Dubois for the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris on the state of black life in America at the time, Adam offers up this aside:
But you can get [...]