Understanding Janus: 7 Articles to Read As Supreme Court Hears Pivotal Case on Public Worker Union Dues

Follow The 74’s D.C. correspondent Carolyn Phenicie on Twitter @cphenicie for all the action from the court Monday morning and check back with The 74 later that day for full details of the arguments, the protests, and reaction. After months of debating the merits in lower courts and filing competing briefs, the day has arrived […]

The Path of Opportunity, the Path of Despair: John King offers Urban Alliance a Tale of Two High Schools

Some high schools connect students with internships where teenagers can jump-start their ambitions of becoming engineers. Other schools have auto shop classes without computers, where students prepare for jobs that existed 50 years ago. Former secretary of education and now CEO of The Education Trust John King said he has seen both examples throughout his […]

Race and Debt: Black Grads Default More Frequently Than White Dropouts

The nationwide spread of student debt default is growing worse with time, according to a new report from the Brookings Institution, and black students are especially economically vulnerable. Over one in four borrowers currently default on their student loans, and the author warns that if current trends persist, the rate could skyrocket over the next […]

Lowery: Giftedness Doesn’t Discriminate By Skin Color or Income Level — and Gifted Education Programs Shouldn’t Either

“We have a powerful potential in our youth, and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we may direct their power toward good ends.” — Mary McLeod Bethune When I was a teacher, I taught gifted and Advanced Placement classes in a school where the hallways were filled with […]