Educational History

  • Can the Democrats Take Schools Out of Politics?

    by Michelle Goldberg

    Times Columnist Michelle Goldberg says that the CRT controversy is obscuring the ways that Virginia's public schools are part of a long political movement to undermine public schools that got a boost from the COVID pandemic. 

  • Violence Over Schools is Nothing New

    by Sherman Dorn

    "The history of education teaches us that violence surrounding democratic schooling is part of a recurring pattern and that we have a choice to passively accept or assertively confront violent impulses."

  • Equal School Facilities Should Be Part of "Infrastructure"

    by Erika M. Kitzmiller and Akira Drake Rodriguez

    A century of discriminatory policies have "set the stage for underinvestment in public education and the wide variance in school facilities that serve White and non-White youths today."