American South

Education

Bilingual education: The cost of doing nothing

Students who don’t speak English as their first language rank toward the bottom in almost every measure of academic achievement. Even if their population were to stop rising, the situation signifies a looming hit to the national and regional economies.

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Culture

Is there a way to ‘re-brand’ the American South for the 21st Century?

After the murders of nine African Americans by a white supremacist in Charleston, South Carolina, national politicians across the political spectrum called for the removal of the Confederate battle flag from public buildings. The South Carolina state legislature ultimately decided to take their flag down permanently, and other states followed suit. Even big retailers stopped selling Confederate-flag-themed merchandise. But, what comes next? Should something replace it?

Education

Bilingual education: The cost of doing nothing

Students who don’t speak English as their first language rank toward the bottom in almost every measure of academic achievement. Even if their population were to stop rising, the situation signifies a looming hit to the national and regional economies.