Adam Harris

Adam Harris

Adam Harris is a staff writer at The Atlantic.

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An Attempt to Resegregate Little Rock, of All Places

A battle over local control in a city that was the face of integration shows the extent of the new segregation problem in the U.S.

The Whiter, Richer School District Right Next Door

Public schools’ dependence on local property taxes means some districts get isolated from the financial resources in their communities.

Pete Buttigieg's Moonshot Plan to Address Racial Inequality

The candidate has struggled to attract black voters, but now he has a robust plan to signal his commitment to helping them.

The Resegregation of Baton Rouge Public Schools

Residents of the majority-white southeast corner of Baton Rouge want to make their own city, complete with its own schools, breaking away from the majority-black parts of town.

Black Colleges Have to Pay More for Loans Than Other Schools

And there’s no factor that can explain it other than racism.

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Yet Another Way Student Debt Keeps People From Buying Homes

The financial constraints of major student loans make it harder for hundreds of thousands of Americans to buy their first homes. But so does a small technicality—one that the Federal Housing Administration could fix.

Arne Duncan Is Very Serious About a Massive School Boycott

The former education secretary thinks parents need to take radical action on gun laws.