August 20, 2015 -
We know school desegregation narrowed the racial achievement gap and dramatically improved the intergenerational mobility of black students in the South. So why isn't anyone talking about the importance of desegregating schools?
February 19, 2013 -
The current debate over charter schools in Mississippi appears to be the latest battle in a longstanding war on public education -- and on teachers' unions.
October 1, 2012 -
Today marks 50 years since James Meredith became the first black person to enter the University of Mississippi, sparking a riot that some have called "the last battle of the Civil War." Now 80, he has continued to baffle admirers and detractors throughout his life.
August 8, 2012 -
After Katrina, New Orleans fired all 7,500 of its teachers. The firings were recently ruled illegal, but teachers won't get their jobs back. Instead, the union is fighting for teachers and students through a grassroots, social justice approach.
June 28, 2012 -
A new report grades states on how effectively they address educational disparities caused by concentrated poverty. It finds that a number of states in the South are not funding public schools adequately or distributing those funds where most needed, with Florida and North Carolina getting overall failing grades.