Corporal Punishment in U.S. Schools

By: Gillian Grant Earlier this year, a startling video that depicted a Hendry County, Florida school principal repeatedly paddling a six-year-old student was released to a local news station by the student’s mother. An investigation by the local police department and the State Attorney’s Office concluded that no crime had been committed by the principal … Continue reading Corporal Punishment in U.S. Schools

Abstinence-Only: Sexual Education in Arizona

By: Isabel Ranney  In Arizona, sex education is optional. Schools are not required to offer sex and/or HIV education and, if the school does have a program, parents have the right to opt out on behalf of their child [1]. If a school does offer sex education classes, it is statutorily restricted on the content … Continue reading Abstinence-Only: Sexual Education in Arizona

Redlining and the US Education System

By: Tihanne Mar-Shall Racial injustice has been embedded in the education system since its inception. The result of concentrated poverty and isolation involved in the minority experience has influenced many other areas of society, specifically education. Housing redlining has had lingering effects on educational opportunities. In the 1930s, banks and the government engaged in lending … Continue reading Redlining and the US Education System

Banning Bias or Shielding Racism?

By: Sharon Foster Critical race theory has become a political flashpoint as minorities fight against systemic discrimination.[1] Critical race theory critiques misunderstand it to "admonish all white people for being oppressors while classifying all Black people as hopelessly oppressed victims." As a result, "school boards and state legislatures from Tennessee to Idaho" are moving to … Continue reading Banning Bias or Shielding Racism?

Emancipatory Education

Emancipatory Education by Rashaad Thomas - Arizona State University   Amendment XIII Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction. During Arizona State University’s (“ASU”) Fall Semester 2014, I … Continue reading Emancipatory Education