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March 07, 2020

The Connecticut Post: State must end race-based school quotas

Connecticut parents and education reformers recently marked a major victory after the state, facing a legal challenge by Hartford black and Hispanic parents, announced it would at last end its longstanding policy of race-based quotas that penalize marginalized children of color in Hartford's interdistrict magnet school system. For those of us who h ...

February 19, 2020

The Hill: Ending racial quotas in Hartford’s magnet schools is a big step for equality

After years of failing to "win" a spot in Hartford, Conn.'s magnet-school lottery system, black and Hispanic families such as LaShawn Robinson's discovered the admissions process was rigged against them. The so-called "interdistrict" magnet schools in and around Hartford were required by state law to enforce racial quotas, and magnet schools that f ...

February 11, 2020

Women don’t need California’s gender quota to be successful. Statistics say they already are

American women in 2020 are healthier, wealthier, freer, and more prosperous than ever before. America is currently experiencing the lowest female unemployment rate since 1965, along with record rates of female business ownership. In fact, since 1997, the number of female-owned businesses has risen by 114%. The number of women executives has grown n ...

January 22, 2020

The Supreme Court cases constitutional law experts are watching

There are many cases before the Supreme Court that will set important precedents in PLF's battleground areas of freedom of speech, property rights, equality before the law, economic liberty, and separation of powers. The decisions to many of these cases have the potential to strengthen Americans’ individual rights, or deliver more power to go ...

December 18, 2019

Issues & Insights: How hard would you fight to get the best education for your kids?

How far would you go to get the best education possible for your child? How hard would you fight? A group of Connecticut parents are prepared to find out — they're challenging the state's discriminatory education policies that lock minority children out of the state's top-flight magnet schools. That's what's happening in Hartford, Connecticut, wh ...

December 17, 2019

Terrence Roberts discusses racial quotas and discrimination in Connecticut schools

In 1957, armed National Guard officers guarded Terrence Roberts and eight other black high school students as they tried to walk into the all-white Little Rock Central High School for the first time. Roberts and the other students were known as the Little Rock Nine and they were the first black students to attend a ...

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