Kansas City Star
Are civil rights important to the Bush administration?
If you listen to administration spokesmen, few things are more vital. But actions tell a different story. The administration has quietly undermined much of its bold talk.
The latest evidence comes in a study released last week on federal civil rights cases prosecuted since Bush took office. The study found that although the number of civil rights complaints received by the Department of Justice h...
Last week, a group of state lawmakers on the House Education Committee considered a bill that would have declared Virginia free of several requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act, President Bush's controversial education law.
Concerned that passage of the bill might cost the state millions in federal education money, 11 of 17 lawmakers opted to put any potential reform on ice for at least another year.
After narrowing in better economic times, the financial gap between poor and wealthy school districts has widened, a new report has found.
State and local money account for more than 90 percent of all education spending, but high poverty districts typically received $868 less per student from those sources than their counterparts with relatively few poor children did in 2002, the latest year for which data is available, the report found...