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Nov 15, 2012 Affirmative Action Ban in Michigan Is Rejected

QUOTE: The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled, 8 to 7, on Thursday that Michigan’s voter-approved 2006 ban on affirmative action was unconstitutional. The ruling, in Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action v. University of Michigan, was not based on racial discrimination, but rather on a violation of the 14th Amendment’s guarantee of equal protection. The ban, the court said, unfairly placed a special burden on supporters of race-conscious admissions policies.

New York Times
Apr 11, 2011 Survey Finds Small Increase in Professors’ Pay

QUOTE: Pay is substantially less at liberal arts colleges and community colleges. And at every type of college and university, men continue to earn substantially more than women… “Even in a period when they’re asking everyone else to sacrifice, university presidents seem to think it’s still O.K. for their salaries to go up significantly,” Mr. Curtis said.

New York Times
Feb 17, 2011 In Puerto Rico, Protests End Short Peace at University

QUOTE: “We still have a very volatile situation,” said Maritza Stanchich, an English professor who has supported the students. “This all started out over anger about the new fees that were being imposed, but the issues have expanded to the style of governance and the lack of negotiation.”

New York Times
Jul 23, 2010 U.S. Releases Rules on For-Profit Colleges

QUOTE: The Obama administration on Thursday released its controversial proposed regulations to end federal student aid to for-profit colleges whose graduates do not earn enough to repay their loans.

New York Times
Jun 15, 2010 U.S. Education Dept. Delays Rules on For-Profit Colleges

QUOTE: The Education Department said Tuesday that it had split off and delayed a decision on the most controversial part of proposed new student-aid regulations — the treatment of for-profit college programs whose graduates do not earn enough to repay their loans. While a package of proposed new student-aid regulations was released Tuesday, a department official said no decision had been reached about what debt-to-income ratio would make for-profit programs ineligible for federal aid.

New York Times
May 30, 2009 Supreme Court to Address Meeting the Needs of Special-Education Students

QUOTE: ... United States Supreme Court will soon decide when public schools must reimburse parents of special-education students for private-school tuition.

New York Times
Jun 10, 2008 Report Takes Aim at ‘Model Minority’ Stereotype of Asian-American Students

QUOTE: The report, by New York University, the College Board and a commission of mostly Asian-American educators and community leaders, largely avoids the debates over both affirmative action and the heavy representation of Asian-Americans at the most selective colleges. But it pokes holes in stereotypes about Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders, including the perception that they cluster in science, technology, engineering and math. And it points out that the term “Asian-American” is extraordinarily broad, embracing members of many ethnic groups.

New York Times
Aug 07, 2007 Universities Install Footbaths to Benefit Muslims, and Not Everyone Is Pleased

QUOTE: [university footbaths for Muslim students represents a] tricky legal questions about whether the plan is a legitimate accommodation of students’ right to practice their religion — or unconstitutional government support for that religion.

New York Times
Jul 18, 2007 College Board Tries to Police Use of ‘Advanced Placement’ Label

QUOTE: “Schools just slap AP on courses to tag them as high-level, even when there’s no Advanced Placement exam in the subject,” [Bruce Poch, dean of admissions at Ponoma College] said. “It was getting to be like Kleenex or Xerox.” But now, for the first time, the College Board is creating a list of classes each school is authorized to call AP and reviewing the syllabuses for those classes.

New York Times
Jun 07, 2007 State School Standards Vary Widely in Study

QUOTE: What students must learn to be deemed academically proficient varies drastically from state to state, the United States Department of Education said today in a report that, for the first time, showed the specific extent of the differences. The report supports critics who say the political compromise of the federal No Child Left Behind law, President Bush’s signature education initiative, has led to a patchwork of educational inequities around the country.

New York Times
Apr 27, 2007 Dean at M.I.T. Resigns, Ending a 28-Year Lie

QUOTE: Marilee Jones, the dean of admissions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, became well known for urging stressed-out students competing for elite colleges to calm down and stop trying to be perfect. Yesterday she admitted that she had fabricated her own educational credentials, and resigned after nearly three decades at M.I.T. Officials of the institute said she did not have even an undergraduate degree.

New York Times
Mar 17, 2007 Court Says Health Coverage May Bar Birth-Control Pills

QUOTE: In the first federal appellate ruling on the issue, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ruled 2 to 1 on Thursday that because the railroad’s health insurance plans did not cover any types of contraception, for men or women, it did not violate the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, part of the federal law forbidding discrimination in employment.

New York Times
Aug 31, 2006 Students’ Paths to Small Colleges Can Bypass SAT

QUOTE: Test scores, college officials say, present a skewed picture both of poor students who have had little formal preparation, and wealthy ones who spend thousands of dollars — not to mention evenings, weekends and summers — on tutoring.

New York Times
Dec 02, 2005 Openly Gay Student's Lawsuit Over Privacy Will Proceed

QUOTE: In a case involving a California high school girl who was openly gay at school, a federal judge has ruled that the girl, Charlene Nguon, may proceed with a lawsuit charging that her privacy rights were violated when the principal called her mother and disclosed that she is gay.

New York Times
Jul 31, 2003 To Cut Failure Rate, Schools Shed Students

QUOTE: "...we have to make sure that everyone knows it's not acceptable to tell children to leave a school because they've fallen behind."

New York Times
Apr 24, 2003 Suit Challenges a University's Speech Code

QUOTE: ...a nonprofit educational foundation has filed suit against Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania, charging that its code of conduct violates students' constitutional rights to free speech.

New York Times
Mar 25, 2003 Arkansas School Is Accused of Harassing a Gay Student

QUOTE: The teachers and administrators who outed Thomas last year now want to silence him...by telling him not to discuss homosexuality in school and disciplining him for doing so.

New York Times
Mar 25, 2003 Arkansas School Is Accused of Harassing a Gay Student

QUOTE: ...the school has continued to harass Thomas [McLaughlin] because of his homosexuality. The teachers and administrators who outed Thomas last year now want to silence him, the McLaughlins say, by telling him not to discuss homosexuality in school and disciplining him for doing so.

New York Times
Feb 25, 2003 High School Tells Student to Remove Antiwar Shirt

QUOTE: A Michigan student is challenging his highschool for sending him home for wearing a T-shirt with a picture of President Bush and the words 'International Terrorist.'

New York Times
Jan 29, 2003 Uncle Sam Wants Student Lists, and Schools Fret

QUOTE: ...in response to a federal law giving military recruiters new access to high school students, the San Francisco Board of Education adopted Resolution 212-10A15...complying with the law, while protecting students' right to privacy.

New York Times

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