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Minnesota ahead of curve on integration 9.7.2007 Star Tribune: Local
The state had already abandoned diversity efforts based on race, but a court ruling will affect the future.
Undocumented students deserve aid too 7.7.2007 LA Times: Commentary
College is out of reach financially, or at least a big stretch, for the children of illegals.

THE UTTER collapse of immigration reform in Congress was particularly devastating to one group: undocumented students. It leaves those who have excelled academically in our high schools, but who are not legal residents, ineligible for financial aid. Such a barrier means our students, through no fault of their own, have no path to success or citizenship.
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UMass Amherst chancellor Lombardi recommended for LSU presidency 6.7.2007 Boston Globe: Latest
John Lombardi, chancellor of the main campus of the University of Massachusetts, has been recommended as the next president of the Louisiana State University System.
County Tightens Residency Laws 6.7.2007 Washington Post
Pr. William provision directs police to check residency of anyone detained for breaking law.
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Residency Rules May Tighten in Pr. William 6.7.2007 Washington Post: Nation
Prince William County is moving to enact what legal specialists say are some of the toughest measures in the nation targeting illegal immigrants, including a provision that would direct police to check the residency status of anyone detained for breaking the law -- whether shoplifting, speeding or...
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Christian Reconstructionists Trying to Take Dominion in America 6.7.2007 Truthout.com
Jeremy Leaming, writing in Church and State says, "American Vision produces reams of material that push Christian Reconstructionism, a form of fundamentalism that argues for a re-writing of American history, dismantling secular democracy and constructing an America governed by 'biblical law.'"
Idaho;s first Indian education coordinator is on the job 4.7.2007 Indian Country Today: Featured Stories
BOISE, Idaho - Fifteen years ago, six Indian nations in Idaho endorsed a set of goals for improving American Indian education in the state. In June, one of the primary recommendations from the 1992 re
A Local Lesson That Democrats Fail 3.7.2007 Washington Post: Op-Eds
The eight Democratic presidential candidates assembled in Washington last week for another of their debates and talked, among other things, about public education. They all essentially agreed that it was underfunded -- one system "for the wealthy, one for everybody else," as John Edwards put it. Then they all got into cars and drove through a city where teachers are relatively well paid, per-pupil spending is through the roof and -- pay attention here -- the schools are among the very worst in the nation. When it comes to education, Democrats are ineducable.
Dallemand begins learning school district's system, culture 2.7.2007 Post-Bulletin: Local News
The transition from East Coast to Midwest began recently for Romain Dallemand, the superintendent of Rochester public schools, who started his new job today.
Black-White Educational Opportunities Widely Seen as Equal 2.7.2007 Gallup
Most Americans say black children have as good a chance as white children in their communities to get a good education. Thus, the need for the types of school-choice programs used around the country to improve classroom diversity may not seem urgent to the broad public. Those programs received a blow from a recent Supreme Court decision striking down race-based admissions policies in public schools. How Americans react to that case remains to be seen.
In Steps Big and Small, Supreme Court Moved Right 1.7.2007 Truthout.com
"It was the Supreme Court that conservatives had long yearned for and that liberals feared. In the first full term of the Roberts court, a third of the decisions were decided by 5-to-4 margins, with Justice Anthony M. Kennedy as the linchpin," Linda Greenhouse of The New York Times reports.
Integration defeats quotas 1.7.2007 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
Supreme Court struck down the use of race in assigning schools

When Crystal Meredith moved into the Louisville school district five years ago, she chose to enroll her son Joshua McDonald in a public school. The closest one was already full, so administrators assigned him to a school 10 miles from his home. Preferring not to subject a kindergartner to a commute, Meredith applied to a nearby school that was not yet full.
Seattle Schools Take Stock After Justices Issue Ruling 1.7.2007 NY Times: National
While many school districts may be forced to abandon race-based assignment plans, Seattle will feel little impact from a ruling it helped prompt.
A high court favor to the Democrats 1.7.2007 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
W ASHINGTON — It may have been purely coincidental that the Supreme Court banned the use of race to achieve racial diversity in public schools only hours before the year's first presidential debate to focus on minority issues.
New Schools Chief, Old Story 30.6.2007 Washington Post: Op-Eds
The first time I heard the term "chancellor" associated with public education in the District of Columbia was more than 30 years ago. Then, as now, the proposed chancellor's position turned up in a plan to shift control over the city's public school system from the elected school board to the mayor. And then, as now, the plan drew fire from the school board and home-rule advocates.
Bill Quigley | How to Destroy an African-American City in Thirty-Three Steps: Lessons From Katrina 29.6.2007 Truthout.com
Bill Quigley writes for Truthout, "Step One. Delay. If there is one word that sums up the way to destroy an African-American city after a disaster, that word is DELAY. If you are in doubt about any of the following steps - just remember to delay, and you will probably be doing the right thing."
Supreme Court Rolls Back Key Anti-Trust Rule 29.6.2007 Truthout.com
"Striking down an anti-trust rule nearly a century old, the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that it was not automatically unlawful for manufacturers and distributors to agree on minimum retail prices," writes Stephen Labaton of The New York Times. Linda Greenhouse, also, of The New York Times, writes, "With competing blocs of justices claiming the mantle of Brown v. Board of Education, a bitterly divided Supreme Court declared Thursday that public school systems cannot seek to achieve or maintain integration through measures that take explicit account of a student's race."
On the U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Race in Schools / PRO: Integration through innovation 29.6.2007 SFGate: Op-Ed
In 1983, a federal court ordered San Francisco to integrate its schools. Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled just the opposite. Instead of mandating that public school districts consider race when assigning students to classrooms, the court decided that... ...
Domestic Issues Frame Democratic Debate 29.6.2007 NY Times: National
The Democratic presidential candidates agreed on a number of domestic measures as they addressed an audience largely comprised of African-Americans.
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Supreme Court Votes to Limit the Use of Race in Integration Plans 29.6.2007 NYT: Home Page
In a decision of sweeping importance, the Supreme Court today sharply limited the ability of school districts to manage the racial makeup of the student bodies in their schools.
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