April 20, 2020 -
The migrant and seasonal farmworkers who help feed the U.S. are considered "essential" employees amid the coronavirus pandemic and must show up to work to earn enough money to survive. As schools move online and government child development programs close temporarily, they're left scrambling to figure out what to do with their children.
January 15, 2020 -
With the cost of higher education skyrocketing, many young Americans from economically struggling communities across the South and elsewhere have turned to the military as a solution for student debt.
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.