A refreshing dose of values in sports

In an outburts of sanity, several Massachusetts schools, confronted with bad behavior, put their foot down. (By Derrick Z. Jackson, Boston Globe, 11/26/10)

Apartheid in our schools

The drumbeat of desegregation data has played to an indifferent nation since the 1900s. (By Derrick Z. Jackson, Boston Globe, 9/20/10)

A crisis of spiraling tuition

For most families, it is impossible to put away enough money to prepare for the burden of university costs. (By Derrick Z. Jackson, Boston Globe, 8/30/10)

Hit the switch

Shutting off electronics and finding family time . (By Derrick Z. Jackson, Boston Globe, 8/20/10)

College football hypocrisy

Agents may be greedy, but so are coaches. Maybe it's time for big teams to go pro. (By Derrick Z. Jackson, Boston Globe, 7/23/10)

Public education’s dire straits

A recent study by Harvard Graduate School of Education on the reading proficiency of third-graders and Arlington parents having to raise $1million show that the system is failing children in Massachusetts. (By Derrick Z. Jackson, Boston Globe, 6/11/10)

The death of public education

Lack of money is killing our schools, and beneath the numbers is the resegregation of children on the basis of class, race, and immigration status. (By Derrick Z. Jackson, Boston Globe, 4/5/10)

Bring in the parents

In competing for Race to the Top funds, states should also be judged by how well they engage parents. (By Derrick Z. Jackson, Boston Globe, 4/2/10)

NCAA fouls on grad-rate commitment

Until the NCAA bans the likes of Maryland, Texas, Nevada Las Vegas, and Kentucky, the concept of "student-athlete" is corrupted beyond repair. At these schools, the athletes are semipros who should be paid. (By Derrick Z. Jackson, Boston Globe, 3/15/10)

Common sense on prison, education funds

It is refreshing to hear a Democrat like Martha Coakley and a Republican like Arnold Schwarzenegger say that our criminal justice priorities are insane, with education always getting the strait-jacket. It is the first step out of the asylum. (By Derrick Z. Jackson, Boston Globe, 1/8/10)