NBC suspends news anchor Brian Williams for six months

NBC suspends news anchor Brian Williams for six months

NBC announced Tuesday that it is suspending Brian Williams as “Nightly News” anchor and managing editor for six months without pay for misleading the public about his experiences covering the Iraq War. NBC chief executive Steve Burke said Williams’ actions were inexcusable and jeopardized the trust he has built up with viewers during his decade […]

Harsher punishments for blacks at public schools?

Suspensions — and disparities — begin at the earliest grades

Harsher punishments for blacks at public schools?

Black students are more likely to be suspended from U.S. public schools — even as tiny preschoolers. The racial disparities in American education, from access to high-level classes and experienced teachers to discipline, were highlighted in a report released Friday by the Education Department’s civil rights arm. The suspensions — and disparities — begin at […]