April 2, 2013 -
The Supreme Court, poised to rule on a major affirmative action case out of Texas, accepts another one from Michigan. What might this say about dismantling race-conscious programs?
January 25, 2013 -
At the same time North Carolina is dramatically expanding the number of charter schools operating in the state, new research from Duke University finds that charter schools are much more likely than traditional public schools to be racially unbalanced -- and that can have negative educational consequences for students.
January 7, 2013 -
A judge has ruled that a law passed by the Republican-controlled legislature to punish the N.C. Association of Educators by barring it from collecting dues through payroll deduction represents unconstitutional "retaliatory viewpoint discrimination."
December 7, 2012 -
A proponent of abolishing the minimum wage and corporate income taxes, Dan Forest is quite likely the most conservative statewide elected official in North Carolina. But his work with a nonprofit that criticizes retailer Sears for promoting pornography by showing photos of women in lingerie crosses the line into wacky.
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.
September 25, 2012 -
Still the nation's most desegregated region, the South is undergoing profound changes that are leading to greater racial and economic isolation of public school students.
August 22, 2012 -
Louisiana's school voucher program, meant to give low-income families greater choice, leaves fewer options for students with disabilities.