When Everything Goes South

Bad news in Florida. Preliminary results released Monday indicate that just 27 percent of fourth-graders earned a passing score of 4.0 or better (out of 6) on the writing test. A year ago, 81 percent scored 4.0 or better. . . . Passing scores plummeted from 81 percent to 27 percent for fourth-graders and showed similar […]

It Ain’t Over Til It’s Over

In 1971 in Orange County, Florida, 11 schools were essentially segregated, with a student population that was more than 80% Black. Today, 18 schools in the district are similarly segregated. One school, Orange Center Elementary, has a student population that is 99% Black. Nearly 50 years ago, the NAACP filed suit against the district. Schools […]