A report from the United Nations indicates that 67 million kids around the world are not attending school. A big portion of that number is the 28 million children that are prevented as a result of armed conflicts.
TEXAS-Texas State is offering a scholarship that is for people of European descent only. The Statesman reports: So Bohannan, a mass communication major and Iraq war veteran, and others formed the Former Majority Association for Equality — a San Marcos-based nonprofit group that is offering five $500 scholarships exclusively to white male students. Bohannan, the […]
TAMPA-Because of his 1.2 GPA, 15-year-old James Mond has been forced by his mother to stand on street corners with a sign that says “Honk If I Need An Education.” Florida mother publicly humiliates son over grades: MyFoxBOSTON.com RELATED STORIES School Sued For Punishing Students Over MySpace Pictures Mom Charged For Picture Of Toddler Duct […]
The literacy rate in America is officially 99%. But before we sit back, open the champagne and pat ourselves on the back, consider this… America has a functional illiteracy rate of 22%. This means that over 44 million American adults cannot do anything more complex than make out certain letters, or spell their name. They […]
LANCASTER, PA-McCaskey East High School in Lancaser, Pennslyvania is experimenting with having separate homerooms for African American Students in order to boost African American academic performance. Lancaster Online reports: The idea originated with Angela Tilghman, a McCaskey East instructional coach who was alarmed at the poor academic performance of the school’s black students. Only about […]
MONTREAL — A teacher in Montreal has been suspended for giving her students a sexually explicit multiple choice test which had questions on the penis size of Black people and homosexual encounters. Vancouver 24/7 reports: A teacher has been suspended after she gave her Grade 8 students a sexually-explicit multiple-choice test that included questions about […]
(Atlanta-Atlanta Journal-Constitution) When Walter Broadnax took the helm of one of Atlanta’s historically black colleges — Clark Atlanta University — in 2002, the school, he said, was in financial trouble. So he set about laying off professors, shutting down some programs and increasing the tuition. At the time, those moves provoked widespread controversy on campus […]
National (HuffPo)– “Black males continue to perform lower than their peers throughout the country on almost every indicator,” concludes a new report released by the Council of the Great City Schools titled, “A Call for Change: The Social and Educational Factors Contributing to the Outcomes of Black Males in Urban Schools.” The Council declares the […]
Today Roland Martin spoke with Arne Duncan, discussing education in the 21st century and the steps our country needs to take in order to improve it. Click the play button below to hear the interview.
Crystal Simmons, the principal for Academy for Social Action in New York City, is facing being fired after it was revealed that she had an affair with her assistant principal, Candy Jones. The New York Daily News reports: Crystal Simmons, founding principal of the Academy for Social Action, turned to officials for help after her […]
Detroit Wayne County prosecutor Kym Worthy threatens To jail parents who are not active in their kids education
Take a look at the ongoing efforts to reform our public schools and the debates concerning how to create a better education system across the nation.