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School Segregation: The New Reality

In Tuscaloosa, Alabama, school segregation is the worst it’s been since the 1950s and it’s because of money. Though the separation present today is a far cry from the days of Jim Crow laws and “separate but equal” schools, the ratio of black to white students has been steadily getting worse. How could this be? […]

Teachers on Film

As I see it, there are two sides of teaching: the objective side and the subjective side. Objectively, teachers impart knowledge on their students, helping them learn about measurable things like reading, math, science and social studies. But, subjectively speaking, teachers can have impacts that are felt in ways they may never even know about. […]

Brain-Rattling Hits

Crisp, fall weather. Loud, cheering crowds. The exhilarating speed of the game. If these things sound familiar to you, you’re not alone. High school football games are the most popular Friday-night events in hundreds of towns and cities all across the country. Which only makes a recent report on football concussions all the more alarming: […]