Charter schools were supposed to better serve the highest need students -- with a unionized workforce, empowered teachers and diverse students. But most today are more racially segregated than traditional schools and only around 12 percent are unionized. No wonder resistance to charters is growing.
European nations are racing to provide lawyers for children prior to questioning or interrogation by police, rather than after arrest. Conscience requires that we in the US hasten to adopt this model for children and adolescents to fortify the right to a fair trial.
Fourteen-year-old Bresha Meadows has been caged for killing her abusive father. In a moment such as this, what does justice look like? Accountability lies with all of us and our systems, which offer few exits to those trapped in cycles of domestic violence.