Category Archives: Education

Op-Ed: “If Education Is The Cure For Poverty, Then How Do We Make The Antidote?”

Op-Ed: Brad L. Brasseur, “If Education Is The Cure For Poverty, Then How Do We Make The Antidote?

News Coverage: “House Proposes $9M For Teachers In High Poverty Districts”

News Coverage: “House Proposes $9M For Teachers In High Poverty Districts

News Coverage: “Board Set To Vote On Plan To Create High-Poverty Schools”

News Coverage: “Board Set To Vote On Plan To Create High-Poverty Schools” – The Washington Post

New Article: The Concentration Of Poverty In American Schools

New Article: The Concentration of Poverty in American Schools – The Atlantic

New Article: “Student Debt and the Siren Song of Systemic Risk”

New Article: Jonathan D. Glater, Student Debt and the Siren Song of Systemic Risk, 53 Harv. J. on Leg. 99 (2016).

New Article: “Socioeconomic Integration and the Greater Richmond School District: The Feasibility of Interdistrict Consolidation”

New Article: Barry Gabay, Socioeconomic Integration and the Greater Richmond School District: The Feasibility of Interdistrict Consolidation, 51 U. Rich. L. Rev. 397 (2015).

News Coverage: “Will the New SAT Better Serve Poor Students?”

News Coverage: Mikhail Zinshteyn, Will the New SAT Better Serve Poor Students?, The Atlantic, Mar. 5, 2016.

News Coverage: Colleges Shifting Narrative From Low-Income to First-Generation Students – The Atlantic

News Coverage: Colleges Shifting Narrative From Low-Income to First-Generation Students – The Atlantic

New Article: “No Caste Here? Toward a Structural Critique of American Education”

New Article: Daniel Kiel, No Caste Here? Toward a Structural Critique of American Education,  119 Penn St. L. Rev. 611 (2015).  Abstract below:

In his famous dissent in Plessy v. Ferguson, Justice John Marshall Harlan argued that in the United States, there was “no caste here.” Justice Harlan was rejecting the idea that American society operated to assign preordained outcomes to individuals based upon classifications, including racial classifications. This Article questions whether Justice Harlan’s aspirational assertion accurately reflects contemporary American education. Identifying: (1) multiple classification mechanisms, all of which have disproportionate racial effects, and (2) structural legal, political, and practical impediments to reform, the Article argues that the American education system does more to maintain the nation’s historical racial hierarchy than to disrupt it. This is so, the Article suggests, despite popular agreement with the casteless ideal and popular belief that education can provide the opportunity to transcend social class. By building the framework for a broad structural critique, the Article suggests that a failure to acknowledge and address structural flaws will preclude successful comprehensive reform with more equitable outcomes.

New Article: “Majority Of U.S. Public School Students Are In Poverty”

New Article: “Majority Of U.S. Public School Students Are In Poverty” – The Washington Post