Protests are flaring up in pockets of the country against the proliferation of standardized tests. For many parents and teachers, school has become little more than a series of workout sessions for the assessment du jour. And that is exactly backward, research shows. Tests should work for the student, not the other way …
My son wants an answer. He is 10 years old, and he wants me to tell him that he doesn't need to worry. He is a black boy, rather sheltered, and knows little of the world beyond our safe, quiet neighborhood.
When we look back on what happened in Ferguson, Mo., in 2014, it will be easy to think of it as yet one more episode of black rage ignited by yet another police killing of an unarmed African-American male. But that has it precisely backward. What we've actually seen is the latest outbreak of white rage. Sure, it …
Africa's health infrastructure and Nigeria's success at fighting Ebola tell an important story amid stereotyping and fear.
Thanksgiving is just past, and the holiday shopping season is here. Once again, a day traditionally meant to celebrate gratitude has inaugurated a month of rampant consumerism.
While the nation was focused on Ferguson, Mo., this summer, my attention was on a St. Louis kindergarten classroom not far from where Michael Brown was shot and killed by a white police officer.
In September, I received an email that should have left me feeling vindicated.
Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi — it's been a radio and television ratings bonanza for the chattering classes who have turned what was an horrific tragedy that claimed the lives of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans in Libya in 2012 into the Original Sin of the Electoral College.
Bill Cosby's done for, maybe. Probably. Certainly for now. But what happens to Cliff Huxtable?
The holidays are upon us, a time of family togetherness, the warmth of good tidings between friends, the spirit of Christmas when we take time to reflect on the spiritual essence of the season as we commemorate the birth of the baby Jesus.
In Vance Whitaker's office in Wimauma, a philodendron vine drops out of the ceiling, seemingly from nowhere. The vine is older than he is.
It's oh so very nice to think of our democracy with visions of fifes and drums, the Founding Fathers founding stuff and American eagles soaring to the patriotic heavens. After all, don't we all love a nice fairy tale now and then?
Eckerd College had two horrific sexual assaults of freshmen this August. I have worked and worried every day since to attempt to make our campus safer.
Growing up in Tampa, I remember my mother going off to work at the gypsum plant in Port Tampa in her steel-toe boots and hard hat. She put in long hours for little pay and did the very best she could for us.
On a hot August day, Officer Darren Wilson drove down the street and spotted two young black men walking down the middle of the road. One wore a black shirt. The other held cigarillos. The details of a robbery earlier that day, blared out on a police radio, clicked into Wilson's head. Were they suspects? He told the two …
We at the Children's Campaign applaud the call in your recent editorial for "lawmakers, child protection workers and the entire community to redouble efforts to save the most vulnerable children." Increased vigilance for vulnerable children is something we must all jointly claim.
Remember when students working their way through college would bus tables at Red Lobster or flip burgers at McDonald's?
Our strategy for dealing with rape on college campuses has failed abysmally. Female students are raped in appalling numbers, and their rapists almost invariably go free.
Most Hollywood movies are about romantic love, or at least sex. But in Christopher Nolan's epic movie Interstellar there are slightly different kinds of love, from generation to generation, and across time and space.
This was probably the tipoff that Judithanne McLauchlan was not going to be your typical candidate. After all, what glad-handing office seeker says stuff like: "Well, I think my pedagogy has been experiential learning."