Majority of U.S. public school students are in poverty

Source: Lyndsey Layton/Washington Post For the first time in at least 50 years, a majority of U.S. public school students come from low-income families, according to a new analysis of 2013 federal data, a statistic that has profound implications for the nation.The Southern Education Foundation reports that 51 percent of students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade in the 2012-2013 school year were eligible …

Beyond the Dream: OCU Hosts Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

  Oklahoma City University will host a prominent civil rights attorney as the guest speaker for its Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. The program is free to the public and will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel on N.W. 23rd Street between Blackwelder and Kentucky avenues. Damario Solomon-Simmons will give a presentation titled “Beyond …

Don’t Blame The Kids: America’s Adults and Pop-Culture Whats Wrong With Youth

After spending the last couple of weeks at three Tulsa Public High Schools teaching inner-city students about law, I am convinced that there is nothing inherently wrong with this generation of kids. Yes, on average, today’s youth are more disrespectful of authority, more sexually active, and more  violent than twenty years ago. Of course, all the listed issues are major problems, and need to be reduced.  I contend, …