The backlash against no-excuses discipline in high school
Tennessee's new Achievement District gives control of some public schools over to charter networks, with mixed results.
Those on both sides of the debate believe they're championing civil rights. But there's no one-size-fits-all solution.
The labyrinth surrounding scholarships and admissions doesn't account for the messy realities of poor families' lives.
In the 1960s and '70s, towns across the South created inexpensive private schools to keep white students from having to mix with black. Many remain open, the communities around them as divided as ever.