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Why getting back to ‘normal’ doesn’t have to involve police in schools

Since COVID-19 forced many of America’s schools to teach kids remotely, parents and elected officials have been rightly concerned about when things will get back to normal. But there are certain aspects of education where a return to a prepandemic...

School suspensions don’t just unfairly penalize Black students – they lead to lower grades and ‘Black flight’

Charles Bell, Illinois State University School suspensions are intended to deter violence and punish students who demonstrate problematic behavior. Yet, when I interviewed 30 Black high school students in southeast Michigan who had been suspended from school and 30 of their...

What the California vote to keep the ban on affirmative action means for higher education

Editor’s note: On Nov. 3, California voters rejected Proposition 16, a proposed amendment to the California Constitution which would have reinstated affirmative action in the state’s public institutions. Here, Vinay Harpalani, an expert on affirmative action in university admissions,...

Ka Mauri Harrison, 4th grader suspended for having a BB gun in his bedroom during virtual class

The attorney general for Louisiana is investigating a public elementary school for suspending a fourth-grader after his teacher noticed a BB gun in his room during an online class. “I am alarmed by what appears to not only be...
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Remarkable -Biden calling Republicans fascists is like the pot calling the kettle black 8/28/22

At a rally in front of Democratic donors, President Joe Biden called out those he labels as extreme Republicans,...
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