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Schools Are Using Widespread Digital Surveillance of Students. Does It Keep Them Safe? Or Invade Their Privacy?
Many districts are monitoring students’ digital lives in an effort to thwart school shootings and prevent suicide and self-harm. But civil liberties advocates are sounding the alarm about the large amount of data being collected.
New York City’s Debate Over Race and Equity in Public Schools
New York City’s public schools are highly segregated by race. In its elite high schools, black and Latino students comprise just 10 percent of the student body even though they comprise about 70 percent of overall enrollment. (May 9,2019)
Millions of Adults Lack Basic Reading Skills Needed for Good Jobs
In the U.S., 36 million adults lack the basic literacy skills needed to sustain employment -- yet education programs for this group serve only about 1.5 million, and funding continues to be cut at state and federal levels. (June 11, 2019)