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May 18, 2018

Government is blocking Black kids from great schools while seats sit empty

In February, eight Black and Hispanic families filed a federal lawsuit challenging the Connecticut State Department of Education's race-based enrollment quotas for Hartford's magnet schools. This policy mandates that 25% of a magnet school's seats be reserved for white and Asian students. This quota is so inflexible and rigid that schools are req ...

May 04, 2012

It's the discrimination, stupid

After the Lower Merion School District in Pennsylvania finished spending millions of dollars to modernize its two high schools, it decided to “equalize” student attendance.  District planners intended to force the same number of students to enroll at each school by redistricting the school assignment zones.  Parents and students were ...

July 17, 2009

Barbara Boxer: Step 1 — Find mouth. Step 2 — Insert foot.

Author: Joshua Thompson Harry C. Alford, president and chief executive of the National Black Chamber of Commerce spoke yesterday during the Senate hearing chaired by Barbara Boxer (D-CA) , entitled "Ensuring and Enhancing U.S. Competitiveness while Moving toward a Clean Energy Economy."  Fireworks ensued. After Mr. Alford spoke abo ...