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  • emNo Excuses  Closing the Racial Gap in Educationem
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    No Excuses: Closing the Racial Gap in Education

    Ms. Thernstrom talked about the book she co-authored with her husband, No Excuses: Closing the Racial Gap in Learning, published by Simon and Schuster. The book examines the racial gap in…

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  • Roberts Nomination Hearing Reactions
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    Roberts Nomination Hearing Reactions

    Outside of the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing room, Senator Schumer and hearing witnesses spoke to reporters about United States Supreme Court nominee Judge John Roberts. Ms.…

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  • Roberts Nomination Hearing Reactions
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    Roberts Nomination Hearing Reactions

    Outside of the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing room, Ms. Long and Ms. Thernstrom spoke about United States Supreme Court nominee Judge John Roberts. They commented on the…

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  • Stagnation of Black Middle Class
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    Stagnation of Black Middle Class

    The commission heard testimony from experts about the consequences of the stagnation in growth of the Black Middle Class, including income trends, lack of career-oriented educational…

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  • Voting and Election Reform
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    Voting and Election Reform

    Witnesses testified before the commission on election reform. They spoke about efforts to reduce or eliminate barriers confronting voters. They addressed problems with absentee ballots, the…

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  • emBrown v Board of Educationem 50th Anniversary
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    Brown v. Board of Education 50th Anniversary

    On the 50th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision, the guests discussed how minority students in the public school system have fared since the integration of…

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  • 2004 Elections and Civil Rights
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    2004 Elections and Civil Rights

    The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights heard testimony regarding preparations for the 2004 election. Among the specific topics addressed were new voting systems, voter identification…

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  • Civil Rights Issues
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    Civil Rights Issues

    Commissioners debated a proposed appointment to the commission by President Bush. At issue was the length of commissioners' terms and an on-going dispute over Commissioner Wilson’s tenure…

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  • Florida Voting Report
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    Florida Voting Report

    Mr. Edley and Ms. Thernstrom discussed the U.S. Civil Rights Commission Report on voting irregularities in Florida during the 2000 Presidential Election. Mr. Edley, who was appointed by Congress…

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  • Equal Opportunity in Education
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    Equal Opportunity in Education

    Commissioners heard testimony about how various education programs would impact equal opportunity. They discussed voucher programs and high-stakes testing. They also addressed the final…

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  • Florida Vote Irregularities
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    Florida Vote Irregularities

    Commissioners addressed commission business, including their probe of alleged voting irregularities in Florida and preliminary findings from the investigations. They also debated uniform…

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  • Voting Irregularities in Florida Afternoon Session
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    Voting Irregularities in Florida, Afternoon Session

    Commissioners heard testimony from Florida residents, election officials, and others about the 2000 elections and allegations that election procedures and practices disenfranchised several…

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  • Voting Irregularities in Florida Morning Session
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    Voting Irregularities in Florida, Morning Session

    Commissioners heard testimony from Florida residents and election officials about the 2000 elections and allegations that election procedures and practices disenfranchised many voters,…

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  • Voting Irregularities Hearing
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    Voting Irregularities Hearing

    Officials testified about election procedures and about allegations that several minority voters were denied their right to vote by various means during the 2000 elections. Among the topics…

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  • Voting Irregularities Hearing
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    Voting Irregularities Hearing

    Officials testified about election procedures and about allegations that several minority voters were denied their right to vote by various means during the 2000 elections. Among the topics…

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  • Voting Irregularities Hearing
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    Voting Irregularities Hearing

    Voters, representatives of advocate groups, and voting technology experts testified about the November 2000 presidential election controversy in Florida.

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