"Teaching has always been a poorly paid profession, particularly considering its educational requirements and responsibilities. Part of the reason for the lower pay is that at the dawn of the modern public-school system, teaching was considered 'women’s work,' and thus the second income in families," according to Richard Ingersoll.
Citing Joni Finney's recent report that found that investment in merit aid is outpacing need-based aid, this AP piece discusses the reasons why colleges and universities are increasing merit aid to attract students from wealthier backgrounds.
This article by Time cites Shaun Harper's report that examined disciplinary action in 13 states, finding that black students are suspended and expelled at much higher rates than their percentage of the student population.
Nelson Flores says bilingual education, once opposed in America's recent past, is "now... framed as something that's good for all children—something that can help people get jobs as part of the global economy."