segregation

The Children Who Desegregated America’s Schools

In 1954, the Supreme Court decided that segregation of public schools was unconstitutional—but it was thousands of children who actually desegregated America’s classrooms. The task that fell to them was a brutal one. In the years following Brown v. Board of Education, vicious legal and…

The Persistence of Segregation in South Carolina

Editor’s Note: This is the fourth story in The Firsts, a five-part series about the children who desegregated America’s schools. Millicent Brown could only be honest. It was the summer of 1960, and she was standing in front of the school board in Charleston County,…

U. of Michigan Dearborn ‘Sincerely Regrets’ ‘Non-POC’ and ‘BIPOC’ Events

The University of Michigan Dearborn, which hosted two racially segregated events on Tuesday — one for “non-POC,” and another for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People Of Color) students — says that it “sincerely regrets” having done so, adding that future events will be “messaged more…

U. of Michigan Dearborn Hosts Racially Segregated ‘BIPOC’ and ‘Non-POC’ Events

The University of Michigan Dearborn hosted racially segregated events on Tuesday, one for “Non-POC,” and the other for “BIPOC” (Black, Indigenous, and People Of Color) students. During the two racially segregated “cafes,” the groups were encouraged to “discuss their experience as students on campus.” The…

What Makes a Good Preschool Education

Editor’s Note: In the next five years, most of America’s most experienced teachers will retire. The Baby Boomers are leaving behind a nation of more novice educators. In 1988, a teacher most commonly had 15 years of experience. Less than three decades later, that number…

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