Civil Rights at the Dept. of Education | Last Week’s Best Articles in Education


We’re back with Last Week’s Best Articles In Education!

Our team is always seeking the latest news in the field of education. As advocates for a quality education for ALL students, we know we have to stay up-to-date on everything that’s going on in the education spheres of our nation…from the White House to the local public school district, from new legislation to the small acts of bravery and kindness made by a single teacher, from the milestones and celebrations to the hazardous injustices affecting many of our nations students.

Here are the best stories we came across last week…because we believe you should stay up-to-date, too!

Education Dept. Says It Will Scale Back Civil Rights Investigations
The New York Times

Civil rights leaders are worried that the Department of Education will cut back on investigations of civil rights violations in our nation’s public schools.

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights to investigate civil rights enforcement under Trump
Washington Post

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is concerned about a 7% staffing cut at the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights. Particularly after Betsy DeVos repeatedly refused to commit the Department to enforcing federal civil rights laws.

Dallas Schools, Long Segregated, Charge Forward on Diversity
The New York Times

Our public schools are more segregated today than they were in 1970. Dallas is attempting an ambitious integration program to reverse enrollment declines and raise student achievement.

How Education-Funding Formulas Target Poor Kids
The Atlantic

Although many states have a progressive approach to education funding, the benefits to poorer students are often minimal at best.

One thing to read this weekend

To Understand Betsy DeVos’s Educational Views, View Her Education
The New York Times

Betsy Devos has spent her life as a student, a parent, and a philanthropist firmly embedded in private schools. This article explores how her West Michigan upbringing has shaped her choices as a parent and her views on education policy.

Did any of these articles particularly speak to you? We would love to know your thoughts! Let us know in the comments below:

June 30, 2017
The Expectations Project

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