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School Choice Is the Most Critical Civil Rights Issue of Our Time

published in U.S.News & World Report Remember those commercials in which people would be blindfolded and asked to try a product and then say which one they thought tasted the best? Inevitably, the people in the commercials would taste the bargain item and say they liked it better than the fancy stuff, thus proving that […]

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Mother Behind Bars Becoming Media Star

ABC News is the latest major media outlet to take note of Kelley Williams-Bolar, the Ohio mother who is spending 10 days behind bars because she tried to get a better education for her daughters. As friends of the Bernard Center will recall, Ms. Williams-Bolar, a single mother who lives in a housing project, was sent to jail […]

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A Mother’s Conviction

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A single mother, Kelley Williams-Bolar was determined get her two daughters into a good school, one where they would learn and be safe. A commendable goal, but it has turned Ms. Williams-Bolar, a woman with a heretofore unblemished record, into a convicted felon. Ms. Williams-Bolar has worked as a high-school teaching assistant, and this conviction pretty much […]

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About Our Children Interviews

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MSNBC: America’s Public Education System is Failing Our Children

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Bernard Center president & CEO and MSNBC political analyst Michelle D. Bernard discusses America’s education system on MSNBC’s The Dylan Ratigan Show.

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Bill Cosby, Michelle Bernard & the Boys of Baraka on National School Choice Week

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The Russ Parr Morning Show: The Boys of Baraka

African-American boys have a very high chance of being incarcerated or killed before they reach adulthood. In Baltimore, one of the country’s most poverty-stricken cities for inner-city residents, the Baraka School project was founded to break the cycle of violence through an innovative education program that literally removed young boys from low-performing public schools and […]

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MSNBC: ‘About our Children’ featuring Bill Cosby

http://www.thegrio.com/specials/about-our-children-with-dr-cosby/watch-live-about-our-children-featuring-bill-cosby.php Watch segments of MSNBC’s telecast “About Our Children,” featuring Bill Cosby and moderated by Independent Women’s Forum president and MSNBC political analyst Michelle Bernard, which aired Sunday, September 20th. Cosby, along with panelists including Ben Jealous, President of the NAACP, Terrie Williams, author of “Black Pain” and Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation […]

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