James Lane's Blog

James Lane's Blog

Disparities in Educational Equity Remain Persistent, Per USDOE Report

The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) today unveiled new data from the 2013-2014 school year showing gaps that still remain too wide in key areas affecting educational equity and opportunity for students, including incidents of discipline, restraint and seclusion, access to courses and programs that lead to college and career readiness, teacher equity, rates of retention, and access to early learning.

Equal Educational Opportunity: A ‘Dark Age of American Education’?

Recently the Washington Post published an article co-written by civil rights activist James Meredith. Meredith makes a dramatic statement, claiming, “We are in a dark age of American education.”

The Ethics of Student-Teacher Relationships and Violations of a Sacred Trust

Recently the Washington Post published a news article describing the arrest of a teacher who was arrested for having a sexual relationship with her eighth grade student. The incident raised the specter of the most egregious aspect of teacher ethics and calls all educators to question why such events occur and how we can prevent them.

Can a Model Code of Ethics Guide Treatment of LGBTQ Students?

A Model Code of Ethics could help guide educational policy affecting transgender and other marginalized students.