Trial for Lobato v. State started this week in a Colorado district court, a case in which 14 school districts from the relatively low-property tax area of San Luis Valley sued the State of Colorado, the State Board of Education, and the Governor, arguing the
Educational inequity is a civil rights issue. Just choose your statistic – numerous studies show how educational achievement maps onto race and socioeconomic status (such as the finding that “by the end of high school, black and Hispanic students' reading and mathematics skills are roughly
The past two decades have seen the filing of dozens of cases of so-called “educational adequacy” litigation, state court cases in which plaintiffs have charged that the state has a responsibility to offer all of its children an adequate education. State Supreme Courts throughout the
It turns out it may the schools, and not the kids, who are causing the discipline problems. A new study from Texas tracked every Texas seventh-grader from 2000, 2001, and 2002 for six years or more to examine the interaction between school discipline, poverty, race,
Wesleyan University’s Prisoner Education Program provides educational opportunities to violent offenders in a maximum-security facility. Alexis Sturdy—the program’s fellow—discusses some of the challenges that the program has encountered, as well some of the program’s achievements and aspirations.
In the wake of controversy over Yale University's response to the Delta Kappa Epsilon march--where students chanted, "No means yes! Yes means anal!"--the national debate over campus safety has been inflamed once again. Activists argue that a school's failure to ensure a safe environment for
The Maryland legislature voted this week to guarantee in-state tuition to illegal immigrants, and Democratic Governor Martin O’Malley is expected to sign the bill. Undocumented students are not eligible for aid or scholarships, so tuition breaks offer these students possibly their only hope of
This January, Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal told the Tucson School District to end its Mexican-American studies program or lose $15 million in annual state aid under a new law banning ethnic studies programs.
Passed in May of last year,
By Daniel Nazar
Title IX recently emerged in the news in a very negative story, with Yale University facing a Department of Education probe into sexual harassment of female students and the school's failure to address student complaints. This has led to criticism of Title IX's
Kids will be kids, but ‘sexting’ may lead to federal child pornography charges and sex offender registration for the nation’s youth. ‘Sexting’ is a growing phenomenon among adolescents: equipped with cell phones and teenage dreams, adolescents ‘sext’ when they take nude or semi-nude