Richard D. Kahlenberg

Just as it became unacceptable to fire some due to race, it became OK to boot them for organizing a union. Let's change that.

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A Refreshingly Honest Book About Affirmative Action

Randall Kennedy admits it helped him—and proves why we need it

After a decade hiatus, affirmative action in higher education has come back before the U.S. Supreme Court not once but twice. The court decided Fisher v. University of Texas in June, making it more difficult for colleges to justify racial preferences. And this fall, the court will hear a case challenging a voter referendum banning affirmative action in Michigan. Unfortunately, much of the discussion is marred by tendentious argument and obfuscation.

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This volume of essays, edited by Christopher Lubienski and Peter Weitzel, provides a careful look back at the original goals of charter schools and of

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James Ryan is no wide-eyed radical. A former law clerk to Supreme Court Justice William Rehnquist, he is a professor at the University of Virginia Law

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Higher Education? is brilliantly timed for the spirit of the Great Recession, but the book itself is highly uneven. It is rather reminiscent of a fre

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In trying to clear the brush and make way for his favored idea—learning through online internet courses rather than in a traditional classroom—Peterso

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As the debate heats up again, both supporters and opponents of affirmative action are likely to find ammunition in Thomas J. Espenshade’s and Alexandr

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