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  • June 10, 2014  

    A California judge ruled that the state’s tenure protections for public school teachers are unconstitutional. Students who sued the state argued that the tenure policies denied their right to a quality education. Gwen Ifill gets reaction from Joshua Pechthalt, president of the California Federation of Teachers, and Russlynn Ali, former assistant secretary to the Department of Education. Continue reading

  • February 12, 2009  

    In Thursday’s other news, stocks fell on Wall Street and a Russian and U.S. satellite collided over Siberia in the largest accident of its kind. Continue reading

  • May 31, 2006  

    The Nebraska Legislature voted to divide Omaha’s public schools into three racially identifiable districts, prompting the NAACP to file a lawsuit against the state arguing that the law “intentionally furthers racial segregation.” Continue reading

  • July 9, 1997  

    As Congress prepares to debate the agreement reached between 40 states’ attorneys general and the tobacco industry, a report by former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop and former FDA commissioner David Kessler questions the wisdom of endorsing the proposal. Kessler and Matthew Myers discuss the possible impact of the proposal. Continue reading