First-generation student groups are protesting affirmative-action practices that privilege the relatives of alumni—even though their own families could one day benefit.
The Department of Education killed a federal program supporting diversity efforts, but the fight to desegregate the nation’s classroom is far from over.
The Obama administration invested $7 billion in a school-improvement initiative that didn’t work. Is there a successful replacement?
America’s classrooms are responsible for preparing students to be good citizens. This election indicates that they may be failing to do so.
Half a century ago, the Coleman Report revealed that socioeconomic diversity is key to removing racial inequalities in education.
People from the richest quarter of the population outnumber those from the poorest quarter by almost 25 to one at the nation’s most selective institutions.
President Obama’s budget includes a new $120 million grant to support school integration.
How a conservative decision at the Supreme Court could lead to a liberal outcome
With economic inequality growing to record highs, students and universities would be better served by reformulating their affirmative-action policies along class lines.
Republicans and Democrats are at odds over how to overhaul No Child Left Behind so it better supports low-income children. But what if they're missing the point?
The plan's potential to promote socioeconomic and racial integration is critical to advancing higher education.
How Barack Obama's role as America's first black president could affect race-based preference programs