03 02 2015
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We Don't Have to Be Less Than Full Citizens Forever

Child Watch

The National Urban League recently released its annual report on the status of Black Americans. The report features the "Equality Index," a statistical measurement of disparities or "equality gaps" between Blacks and Whites across five key areas. The index gives a unique picture of how Black America is doing, and it shows how far we still have to go.

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Post-Katrina Schools Still Mired in Chaos

Civil Rights

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the New Orleans public schools are being re-invented, but they are not being rebuilt as the kind of centralized public institution most Americans would recognize.

The New Orleans School District had been in financial and academic crisis before Katrina. Then after the hurricane's devastation, the state of Louisiana took over 102 of the 117 Orleans Parish schools, the schools Louisiana had previously ranked as academically failing. The district terminated 7,500 staff in December.

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