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Opinion: Give communities of color a voice in reshaping education

Opinion: Give communities of color a voice in reshaping education

By Wade Henderson | Tribune News Service
September 14
Filed under Opinion

For the first time in our nation's history, the majority of students in public schools are students of color. But in most places, communities of color still have little meaningful say in how their states manage and resource education. As a result, too many students in this new majority are in overcrowded...

Opinion: Why pay off debt if you can sue?

Opinion: Why pay off debt if you can sue?

By Anthony T. Caso | Los Angeles Times
September 14
Filed under Opinion

In the wake of the collapse of the Corinthian Colleges and questions about other for-profit career colleges, the Department of Education has drafted broad new rules for when people can get out of repaying federal loans. These proposed changes to what's called the "borrower defense rule" would let people...

Editorial: Effort to change Illinois’ political map-making process must continue

Editorial: Effort to change Illinois’ political map-making process must continue

By Rockford Register Star, Ill.
September 14
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

It would have been a small miracle for the Illinois Supreme Court to reconsider its decision to deny voters a say in the way Illinois draws its political maps. There was no such miracle today as the court refused to reconsider its decision. "We asked that, at a minimum, the court give voters guidance...

I was raped; does it make me courageous to say that?

I was raped; does it make me courageous to say that?

By Sophia Dembling | The Dallas Morning News
September 12
Filed under Columns, Opinion

The other day, outraged about the early release of Brock Turner, who sexually assaulted a woman, I posted on my Facebook page the general outlines of my own rape, which occurred when I was 19 years old and on my first solo trip abroad. And I wondered, in the post, how many of my friends also had been...

Column: Even long-ago sins require repentance

Column: Even long-ago sins require repentance

By Dan K. Thomasson | Tribune News Service
September 12
Filed under Columns, Opinion

WASHINGTON — I suppose it is never too late to apologize for a grievous injustice, even if the shocking incident — perpetrated by one of the world's most revered religious orders at a distinguished institution of higher education — was perfectly legal at the time and took place 178 years ago. So...

Since 9/11, our fear has harmed us more than terrorists have

Since 9/11, our fear has harmed us more than terrorists have

By Jeremi Suri | The Dallas Morning News
September 8
Filed under Opinion

Fifteen years ago, American self-confidence shattered amid the death and debris of the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, a field in Pennsylvania and four hijacked aircraft. The ripple effect has been felt ever since. Before these terrible terrorist attacks, we believed history was on our side....

Unequal under the flag of the free

Unequal under the flag of the free

By Frank Harris III | The Hartford Courant
September 8
Filed under Opinion

Woe to the African-American who displays insufficient patriotism. Those who suffer the most from coast to coast are expected to show reverence. When we don't, many white Americans — and it is mostly white Americans — proceed to lose their minds. I have tried to understand the outrage of those...

Opinion: We are slaves to our shiny screens

Opinion: We are slaves to our shiny screens

By Joshua J. Whitfield | The Dallas Morning News
September 7
Filed under Columns, Opinion

That thing in your hand, that glittering screen. It's dangerous, and you know it. You feel what it has done to you and what it will; you feel bound, less human. That amazing embryonic thing: a phone that has become you in just a matter of years, in an eerie post-human birth. Gabriel Marcel writing...

Opinion: What’s he protesting, again?

Opinion: What’s he protesting, again?

By Karl Taro Greenfield | Los Angeles Times
September 6
Filed under Opinion

In the annals of athlete protests against the policies of the U.S. government, Colin Kaepernick's decision to remain seated during the national anthem at a preseason football game ranks below Tommie Smith and John Carlos raising their fists at the 1968 Olympic Games, or Muhammad Ali's repudiation of...

Opinion: Becoming more diverse but missing the point

Opinion: Becoming more diverse but missing the point

By Jonathan Zimmerman | The Philadelphia Inquirer
September 6
Filed under Opinion

Affirmative action has reached middle age. It's been almost 40 years since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that universities could consider race in admissions as a way to enhance student diversity. Regents of the University of California v. Bakke (1978) barred schools from giving an advantage to minority...

Opinion: Religion decline helps the Democratic Party

Opinion: Religion decline helps the Democratic Party

By James A. Haught | Tribune News Service
September 5
Filed under Opinion

Western civilization has entered the long-predicted Secular Age, when the power of religion over society gradually recedes. Europe started the shift after World War II. Churchgoing diminished until only a fringe of Europeans attend worship today — fewer than 10 percent in some nations. The young...

Editorial: The furor over Kaepernick

Editorial: The furor over Kaepernick

By Los Angeles Times
September 2
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Here we go again. Colin Kaepernick, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback, has outraged fans and spurred the fulminations of self-appointed patriots by refusing to stand for the national anthem. Fresh on the heels of Gabby Douglas, the gymnast who failed during the Rio Olympics to put her hand over...

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