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Constance Alexander: Discussing the topic of race relations means not hitting the snooze button

On June 25, the Murray City Council voted unanimously to recommend to the Calloway County Judge-Executive that the statue of a Confederate soldier in the likeness of General Robert E. Lee — which has commandeered the courthouse square since 1917 – be removed from the courthouse property and relocated to an appropriate venue. Three weeks later another unanimous resolution passed; this one signed...

Education Next annual survey shows support for higher teacher pay, vouchers — and more

The 2018 Education Next annual survey of American public opinion on education reveals growing support for increasing teacher pay — to the highest level seen in EdNext’s annual survey since 2008 — amid a national wave of statewide teacher strikes and walkouts, with residents of affected states especially enthusiastic. Public support for charter schools and vouchers for all students is also up...