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Brown v. Board of Education brought the nation's attention to equal opportunity in education by way of desegregation. Urban school systems are now facing a new challenge--resegregation.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act was updated after 30 years. Student education advocates are worried about its new implications.
Foster youth have poor educational outcomes and require special education services at a high rate. They need an involved guardian to pursue their educational needs and help them access and obtain a quality education.
Our nation's public schools teach that our system of government protects human rights. Yet, in school, our students have fewer rights than any adult who is not enlisted in the military, incarcerated, or civilly committed.
The fight for equality in education is ongoing decades after Brown v. Board of Education. Proponents are emphasizing the right to an "adequate education" as their next step.
Resegregation deprives both the haves and the have-nots of social and financial benefits that come with properly funded, integrated schools.
When building new schools many school districts have found low-cost land that is contaminated by toxic chemicals or is near environmental pollution. School sitting has thus become a serious issue for environmental justice advocates.
The NCLB promised to improve and strengthen public education for every child. It is time to make the promise a reality by charting a more effective course for the goal of leaving no child behind.
The role of the courts will be critical in resolving many key discrimination issues that women and girls face in education today, as they did in 1972, when Title IX of the Education Amendments was passed.
On the job freedoms of teachers--what and how they can teach, what they can do and say, what organizations they can join, even what they wear--are under increasing scrutiny and growing challenges.
Constance Baker Motley was an important supporter of civil rights, teaching that law and courts could become positive forces in achieving our nation's high aspiration of equal justice under law.