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October 23, 2019

NYC Education Chancellor Carranza’s policies of racial discrimination are causing growing concern

New York City’s education chancellor Richard Carranza recently suggested the city’s “Gifted and Talented Programs” for students be changed or scrapped because of supposed racial inequality. This summer, PLF wrote about the multiple discrimination controversies surrounding Carranza’s tenure as education chancellor. ~~~ ...

September 25, 2019

Battling discrimination in Connecticut schools

America's civil rights movement ended the legalized segregation that forced black students into separate—and very much unequal—schools. But decades later, the quality of education for too many of the country's minority children has still not improved. And unfortunately, instead of fighting for better-quality education for all students regardles ...

July 03, 2019

Let’s celebrate individual liberty this Fourth of July

For the past couple decades, my block has hosted a party to celebrate our nation's birth, replete with all the typical summertime Americana: seed-spitting contests; a potluck; red, white, and blue bicycle parades; a Batman bounce house (which is our contribution as the parents of two young boys). It's a scene that plays out in ...

July 01, 2019

The Founding Fathers of our limited government: John Adams and the principle of equal protection

This is the third in a five-part series dedicated to exploring the lives, ideas, and contributions of the five individuals most directly responsible for the founding of the United States. Without the courageous actions of James Madison, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, George Washington, and Thomas Jefferson, America would not be the country that it ...

June 14, 2019

A dad’s Fathers Day gift: fighting for his son’s rights

Joel Greenwald can't dance. If you ask him, he'll say that he has "three left feet." His son Zachary, however, loves to dance. Zach loves dancing so much that in seventh grade after he was told competitive school dance teams are only for girls, he kept dancing with a private studio. Meander through the Father's ...

May 17, 2019

New York Daily News: The right way to honor the legacy of Brown v. Board: Ensure equal access to quality education regardless of race or ethnicity

Sixty-five years ago today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The court held that segregation in schools violated the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment and ordered school districts to admit students on a non-racial basis. In so doing, the court adopted the views ...

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