Turning schools into prisons means putting kids in the pipeline to real-life prisons. There are better ways to keep students safe.
Thousands of students demonstrate against gun violence, one month after the deadly shooting inside a high school in Parkland, Fla.
It's been almost 60 years since Brown v. Board of Education, so why are American schools increasingly segregated? According to sociologist Jeremy Fiel, there are a number of factors due to a drastic shift in demographics since the legendary Supreme Court decision.
With the broadly lamented education bill turning 10 on Sunday and Congress and the White House divided over how to update it, Dana Goldstein at The Nation considers the effects of some of the law's mainstays: the spotlight on the achievement gap, standardized testing, the rhetoric of failing schools and upper-middle-class alienation.