August 29, 2019 -
Strikes and walkouts helped many teachers across the South secure pay raises this school year. But the South still invests relatively little in public education compared to the rest of the country.
April 10, 2019 -
Though better known these days for erecting statues to Confederate veterans during the Jim Crow era, the United Daughters of the Confederacy also promoted white supremacist Lost Cause propaganda through their campaigns to control history textbooks used in the South's public schools. That miseducation continues to haunt our politics today.
May 10, 2018 -
As federal courts have released some school districts from orders requiring desegregation, schools in the South have become more racially segregated than they've been in 50 years. Trump's judicial nominees and his Department of Justice could make things worse.
August 10, 2017 -
Like a number of fast-growing Southern cities, Greenville, South Carolina, is losing its working class to more affluent residents. Efforts to address the problem are underway, but are they enough?
May 19, 2017 -
The Supreme Court ruled 63 years ago this week in Brown v. Board of Education that segregation in public schools was unconstitutional. Today, integration gains are being eroded by voucher programs that use public money to support private schools — and the Trump administration wants to expand those programs dramatically.
March 16, 2017 -
A high-profile incident involving a 15-year-old Black student in North Carolina who lashed out against a verbal bully has focused attention on the rise of racist harassment in schools following Trump's election. While some might think words don't actually hurt anyone, studies show otherwise.
November 10, 2016 -
Voters in Virginia also rejected an anti-union amendment to the state constitution, though a similar amendment passed overwhelmingly in Alabama. Meanwhile, Georgia voters rejected a controversial ballot measure that would have allowed the state to take over troubled public schools.