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Texas district elects school board members at-large

Should we divide school districts like we divide states for Congressional representatives? Or would that promote the same kind of gerrymandering?

7-year-old Mo. student cried, was handcuffed

A 7-year-old boy, allegedly handcuffed by a police officer in a Kansas City elementary school for crying, is suing the school district.

Free speech in flags & T-shirts

Two cases involving student speech: one with a Black Lives Matter T-shirt, the other with an American flag at a football game.

Maybe a Fla. dist. took pledge opt-out too far

Ah, Florida. Parents now have to be reminded, as if they didn't already know, that their kids don't have to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

Transgender bathroom access on hold legally

The US Supreme Court issued a stay, temporarily blocking enforcement of guidance from the Obama administration on transgender bathroom access.

Supreme Court upholds race-conscious admissions

In a somewhat surprising decision, the Supreme Court upheld race-conscious admissions decisions at the Univ. of Texas.

Militant cowboys take over federal land in Ore.

An armed insurrection into a federal building on a bird sanctuary in Oregon has closed several schools for an entire week. So far.

Approaches to racism & associated discrimination

We follow up on an essay that suggests all white people are racist, just like all men are sexist. Consider the scientific experiments, though.

Parents walk out over Santa field trip

A Christmas tradition at an elementary school in Calif., visiting Santa, was cancelled after a Jewish parent objected to the field trip.

Select legal activity on the transgender issue

Transgender cases, before this year, hardly ever made the news. Now they are popping up more and more in our schools.