October 28, 2021 -
Families in resource-starved public school districts have filed lawsuits challenging unequal education funding, and three pending cases in Southern states seek to compel reluctant legislatures to provide more money for poorer districts. Republicans in North Carolina are now discussing impeaching judges who've ordered them to take action.
October 11, 2018 -
After the Civil War, new state constitutions drafted with the help of freedmen required former Confederate states to establish their first public school systems. But 150 years later, education advocates are still fighting to ensure that Southern states live up to their mandate to offer every student a decent education.
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?
August 11, 2014 -
To mark International Youth Day, a personal finance website looked at living and economic conditions for young people in the United States. The findings do not reflect well on the South.
September 27, 2012 -
The Democratic-controlled Wake County School Board fires a superintendent hired by Republicans bent on ending a successful desegregation policy -- but the move may have put the system's funding in political peril.
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.