If we want to preserve America's status as a world leader, we had better start pouring money into preparing poor kids for leadership.
This past weekend, members of the Young Communist League from all over the country flocked to the national headquarters of the Communist Party USA to attend its national conference.
The Republican Party in several states is hell bent on getting more guns into the hands of school kids, including, ridiculously enough, in Arizona.
Paul Krugman's recent quip - that the Republican leadership has adopted the slogan "Kill the Future" to counter Obama's "Win the Future" slogan in his State of the Union address - gets truer every day.
Melvin Pelvin showed society that a young black man with plenty of swag can do whatever he puts his mind to!
$800 million is a lot of money but in comparison to the total federal budget of $3.6 trillion is represents less than .00022 percent. So why is Education secretary Arne Duncan fighting so hard to keep $800 million?
Suicide cases or the thought of suicide among undocumented youth are shocking. These are young people, who were brought to the U.S. by their parents as children, and have lived here most of their lives. Now they are being threatened with deportation.
When it comes to New York City's public schools, one thing is not in dispute: there are problems, a lot of them.
For us black high school students in the 1950s, it seemed like black people were always the victims. Greensboro was different.
A new model of public education should offer lifetime schooling for everyone, including "screw-ups" and "drop-outs."