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
It's March and that means it's time for March Madness, time for everyone to fill out their bracket, join a pool, and sneakily watch games online instead of doing work. All of this fun is created by the presence of student-athletes at America's Division
By Stephen Henrick
"It is shocking," wrote Professor Warren Seavy, "that the officials of a state educational institution, which can function properly only if our freedoms are preserved, should not understand the elementary principles of fair play. It is equally shocking to find that a court
Yesterday, the Sixth Circuit handed down a decision upholding a Tennessee school's ban on sporting Confederate flag-emblazoned clothing. The plaintiff, a student named William Defoe, claimed that his First Amendment rights were violated when he was sent home and suspended for insubordination for wearing