Why some black families led the charge against school desegregation

In 2007, a court case filed in Louisville, Ky. was argued before the Supreme Court. The decision changed how American schools handle race and undermined the most important civil rights cases of the last century. In "Divided We Fail: The Story of an African-American Community that Ended the Era of School Desegregation," journalist Sarah Garland returns to Louisville, her hometown, to understand why black families in the most racially integrated school system in America led the charge against desegregation. Here's an excerpt.

A story of educational courage

This is an excerpt from a book called "Educational Courage," which profiles people working in support of public education against a tide of school reform that has turned out to be more destructive than helpful. It tells the story of a teacher who came to recognize how corporate-based reform was affecting what he did in the classroom and how he stopped a merit pay program at his school.