The statewide teachers’ strike that closed West Virginia schools for nine consecutive days moved closer to resolution on Tuesday when the state legislature passed a bill to give all state workers—not just teachers—a 5% pay raise.
The strike has garnered national attention far beyond the Mountain
When President Trump made his “shithole” countries comment earlier this year, he revealed the ugly undercurrent of racism that has animated U.S. immigration law and policy since the Republic’s founding.
Whether such sentiments are made explicit or not, notions of which immigrants are “worthy” or “legal”
After last week’s devastating school shooting in Parkland, Florida, students across America are demanding an assault weapons ban, comprehensive background checks, and a promise that young people can be safe in our nation’s classrooms. Students won’t back down and Congress is finally feeling the pressure to act.
On December 12, 2016, then-Secretary of Education John King revoked federal recognition of the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (“ACICS”). ACICS had risen to public prominence for its accreditation of for-profit colleges and had become notorious for “a long track record of failing
Sam, who I met last summer, was a teenager on probation. He sported an electronic monitor strapped around his ankle then, and he likely still does. Sam attended court monthly and during one of those appearances, the judge looked down at Sam, over his reading
A first-hand account of efforts to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline by Greater Boston Legal Services attorney Elizabeth McIntyre.
After more than 1,100 law professors sent an open letter opposing the nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions for Attorney General, many received something wholly unexpected in return: open records requests for their university-account emails containing the words “Sessions,” “Jeff Sessions,” or “Attorney General.” These requests
An idyllic hilltop retreat, where I spent four years of my life, has turned, it seems, into a national battleground. A controversial speaker, a campus protest, an injured professor, and conservatives and liberals alike have rushed to denounce a Middlebury College event as the latest
Ahmad Bright was sixteen years old when he was involved in the shooting death of 19-year-old Corey Davis in 2006. In one sense, Ahmad was the last person you would expect to be caught up in a murder: he was a hardworking and ambitious full-scholarship
As my classmates and I learned it, the civil rights movement belonged to a bygone era. Yet, this is clearly not the case. Civil rights are very much a live issue, encompassing race, gender, sexual identity, and more. Our grade school education system should reflect