Lawyers' Committee Supports the Nomination of Thomas Perez for Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor
Under Perez's leadership, rights of vulnerable students were protected. Read More »
New educational reform program seeks to break the School-to-Prison Pipeline by confronting exclusionary disciplinary practices within Chicago Public Schools. Read More »
Newly launched program tackles a unique aspect of the school-to-prison pipeline -- reentry into the education system for youth who have been involved with the court system. Read More »
- April 20, 2013 Report: Maryland Public Schools Among Most Segregated in Nation Maryland has been the top-rated public school system in the nation for the last five years, but the state’s public school system is also one of the most segregated in the nation, according to a new study. Read More »
- Apr 28 Obama’s big second-term education problem Analysts argue that some of Obama’s education policies in his first-term have not only created major consequences for school employees, but have also threatened to undercut some of the proposed goals in his second-term agenda. Critics say that Obama’s first-term reforms were not well thought out, not based on solid research, and were rushed into implementation. Most importantly, however, the reforms ignored the most basic problem in public education: equity in educational opportunity. Measures like competitive grants, increases in privatized charter schools, and NCLB waivers have driven critics to questions how the second-term agenda will attempt to bridge the gap plaguing the nation.
- Apr 27 No Rich Child Left Behind Not only are the children of the rich doing better in school than even the children of the middle class, but the changing economy means that school success is increasingly necessary to future economic success, a worrisome mutual reinforcement of trends that is making our society more socially and economically immobile.
- Apr 18 The Lawyers' Committee Supports Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez as Next Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor The Lawyers' Committee submitted a letter to ranking members in the Senate urging swift confirmation of Thomas Perez as next Secretary of Labor