Education

  • June 14, 2004  

    The Supreme Court refused to remove the phrase “under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance, rejecting a California atheist’s right to sue his daughter’s school district because he does not have exclusive custody of the child. Margaret Warner discusses the decision with National Law Journal Washington bureau chief Marcia Coyle. Continue reading

  • May 25, 2004  

    John Merrow continues his series on the impact of the No Child Left Behind Act with a look at the law’s effects on school programs for gifted students. Continue reading

  • May 17, 2004  

    The 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court case desegregated America’s public schools, but most minority students still attend schools where they are the majority. Gwen Ifill talks to four experts about the ways Brown has brought about change, and the ways it has failed to do so. Continue reading

  • May 12, 2004  

    In May of 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling in the case of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas. KTWU, the Topeka PBS station, produced a look back at the decision through the eyes of some of the people who made it happen. Continue reading

  • April 20, 2004  

    President Bush’s education initiative No Child Left Behind introduced standardized testing to all American classrooms. John Merrow looks at the impact of the act on students in special-education classes. Continue reading

  • March 15, 2004  

    The Department of Education relaxed some of the new standards in the No Child Left Behind program Monday, as part of a series of steps to make the law more palatable in schoolrooms around the country. Gwen Ifill gets two perspectives on the relaxed rules. Continue reading

  • February 25, 2004  

    Many of America’s esteemed black colleges are increasingly running in the red. John Merrow looks at the financial crises at some of these historic institutions. Continue reading

  • February 25, 2004  

    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that states may deny academic scholarships to divinity students. Gwen Ifill discusses the decision with Marcia Coyle, Washington bureau chief for the National Law Journal. Continue reading

  • February 6, 2004  

    A federal judge ruled that a 1990 NFL regulation requiring players to be out of high school for three years before they may join the league violates antitrust laws and “must be sacked.” Ray Suarez gets reaction to ruling from sportswriter John Feinstein. Continue reading

  • January 8, 2004  

    President Bush’s No Child Left Behind education reform act passed with broad bipartisan support two years ago, but today many Democrats say the bill has not delivered what it promised. Two experts debate the merits of the act. Continue reading