Recent Case: Collins v. Thurmond

November 26, 2019

Discriminatory school discipline practices have been the subject of much controversy in recent years. In December 2018, the U.S. Department of Education, led by Secretary Betsy DeVos, rolled back Obama-era guidance aimed at reducing racial disparities in school discipline. The move drew opposition from both state attorneys general and civil rights leaders, who worried about…

Federal Financing of Predatory Higher Education

November 6, 2017

On a Friday night in October, the Department of Education delayed by two more years the implementation of rules issued by the Obama Administration that would have governed the process for considering students’ claims that they were defrauded by for-profit colleges. By prevailing on these claims, they would be entitled to discharge of the federal…

Education and Democracy

October 17, 2017

Anna Deavere Smith, American actress, playwright, and professor, once said, “Art convenes. It is not just inspirational. It is aspirational. It pricks the walls of our compartmentalized minds, opens our hearts and makes us brave.” In that spirit, can we “prick the walls of our compartmentalized minds” and bring heart and courage to reflections on…