Members of the black student protest group Concerned Student 1950 raise their arms during a rally at Mizzou. Protests like this are making high schoolers look twice at where they want to study and the culture of racism on campus.
Attending a new charter school, Jann Peña has had to get used to wearing a uniform daily and being in class an hour and a half later each afternoon. Here, he watches classmates during a group project.
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In 2008, President George W. Bush addressed his No Child Left Behind act. Congress now appears ready to overhaul the law, which is the nation's most important federal education act.
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