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August 09, 2019

Joe Biden's Stumble and the Fraught Distinction Between 'Poor Kids' and 'White Kids'

The former vice president's comment that "poor kids" are just as capable as "white kids," which his campaign quickly said was a slip of the tongue, appeared to play into the stereotype that poverty is a proxy for race.

August 04, 2019

Why a Fight Over Trump's Housing Policy Matters to School Segregation

An upcoming proposal from the Trump administration about the Fair Housing Act highlights factors impacting school segregation that go far beyond 2020 campaign debates over "busing."

July 31, 2019

Segregation, 'School-to-Prison Pipeline' Fire Up Democratic Debate

The next president has a responsibility to ensure equity in school resources and student outcomes, Democratic presidential candidates said at a debate in Detroit Wednesday.

July 29, 2019

A Syllabus for the Next Democratic Debates: School Police, Race, and Teacher Pay

Education played a big role in the first Democratic presidential debates. How will it factor into this week's second round? Study up on potential issues with our handy reading list.

July 28, 2019

Trump Teased a School Busing Plan 'In About Four Weeks' a Month Ago. There's No Sign of It

Trump's statement in late June that his administration would release a policy on school desegregation doesn't square with his administration's past policy moves or the current political climate.

July 24, 2019

Beto O'Rourke's Education Plan: A Surge in Federal Funds, With Equity Strings Attached

The Democratic presidential candidate and former Texas congressman proposed a $500 billion federal fund that would require schools, districts, and states make efforts to drive down educational disparities.

July 21, 2019

Cory Booker's Brother, a Failed Charter School, and the Presidential Race

The senator and Democratic presidential candidate's brother, who once co-founded a charter school that was forced to close, is in the news after being hired to work on early-childhood education in New Jersey.

July 07, 2019

When Will the Largest Teachers' Union Endorse a Presidential Candidate? Here's What We Know

The National Education Association endorsed Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders early in the last presidential election, angering some members. The union now has a new process for endorsement.

July 05, 2019

Democratic Presidential Candidates Make Their Pitches to Teachers' Union Leaders

Three presidential candidates have pledged to nominate a teacher to the Education Secretary position during a National Education Association forum.

July 03, 2019

Charter School Leaders Warn Bernie Sanders: Freeze Would Hurt Students of Color

Sen. Bernie Sanders should abandon his call for a national moratorium on new charter schools because of its impact on students of color, an advocacy group has told the Vermont independent.

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