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Frank Murphys dissent in the Supreme Courts 1944 Korematsu case seems mighty timely today.
Republicans in the New York State Senate have included, in their proposed version of the budget, a provision allowing for-profit companies to establish charter schools. Most likely, this effort at wholesale privatization will fail, but it shows that the for-profit forces are gearing up for a renewed assault on our fragile public system.
In the Archives with Sean Cooper from the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 18 April 1845
At the time of his arrest in January 2011, James was a 15-year-old high school sophomore. The charge? Possession of marijuana.