Tag: Education
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments regarding affirmative action for the first time in nearly a decade. Photo:Duncan Lock Creativecommons via Wikimedia
March 31st, 2012

Correct me if I’m wrong, but doesn’t affirmative action work for persons of color and women?

Airdate: December 12, 2011

The former chancellor of Washington D.C. public schools and founder of StudentsFirst explains why education reform is often such a vicious political game.

October 7th, 2011

Ever hear of Katie Davis? Our blogger San Nixon has, and he explains why she’s quite the inspiration.

Airdate: September 6, 2011

Tavis previews next week’s primetime special: Tavis Smiley Reports, “Too Important to Fail.”

Airdate: July 14, 2011

In this fourth episode of the special series on the People’s Republic of China—the final program on the road—Tavis talks in depth with some of the students at one of China’s top schools.

Airdate: June 27, 2011

Economist and Bennett College president discusses her new book, Surviving and Thriving, and explains the difference between being broke and being poor.

April 28th, 2011

As many people in communities of faith pray for economic conditions to improve, it’s important to know that, in addition to prayer, legwork must be done in order to see positive results. If there is something you want, be it a better job,  a new home or acceptance into a school or university, one must [...]

Airdate: March 29, 2011

Former chancellor of the DC school system addresses the USA Today investigation that questions the integrity of standardized test scores at schools under her watch.

Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
March 29th, 2011

Former D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee, sits down with Tavis tonight to discuss the state of education in the country and to respond to a USA Today investigation that questions the integrity of standardized test scores at D.C. schools under her watch. “We followed all of the right protocols,” Rhee says via satellite from D.C. [...]

Airdate: February 28, 2011

Wisconsin Education Association Council president offers the latest details on the showdown between Gov. Walker and the public employee unions and explains why she feels the governor’s plan goes too far.

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