December 5, 2019 -
After being blocked for months in the Senate by Tennessee's Lamar Alexander, a new bipartisan agreement moves permanent funding for historically black colleges and universities one step closer to passage.
November 15, 2019 -
Hundreds of teachers and thousands of students left the classroom this week to protest the state Board of Education's refusal to return governance of the district from the state to a locally-elected school board. Critics of the state board say it's motivated by money, not students.
October 25, 2019 -
Despite the Supreme Court's 65-year-old landmark Brown v. Board of Education ruling establishing that racial segregation in public schools is unconstitutional, school secession efforts like the one now underway in Louisiana's East Baton Rouge Parish are leading to more segregated schools.
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.
May 9, 2019 -
Across the region and the country, the Poor People's Campaign's Truth & Poverty Bus Tours have been gathering information on how public policy exacerbates poverty. It will be shared with the public next month at the Poor People's Moral Action Congress in Washington, D.C.
April 25, 2019 -
This Sexual Assault Awareness Month, #MeToo movement founder Tarana Burke launched a tour of historically black colleges to refocus the conversation around sexual assault to be more inclusive of Black women.
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.