Public Schools and Social Justice: An Interview with Dr. Scott Menzel

This interview was conducted on May 14, 2019, and has been edited for clarity and length. Disclosure: David Spitzley is an employee of the Washtenaw ISD IT department. Michigan’s Washtenaw Intermediate School District (WISD) is an educational service agency (ESA) supporting the nine public school districts in Washtenaw county (Ann Arbor, Chelsea, Dexter, Lincoln, Manchester,

Roundtable – Virginia Democrats in Crisis

The Roundtable is Torchlight staff’s discussion of news and events. The text has been lightly edited for clarity. This conversation happened on February 9, 2019. Josh Kyu Saiewitz, Senior Managing Editor Hello and welcome to the Roundtable, Torchlight’s discussion of political events. I’m Josh Kyu Saiewitz, Sr. Managing Editor, and with me are senior contributor

Roundtable – Puerto Rico

Tom Rich, Editor-in-Chief Welcome to the Roundtable, Torchlight’s discussion of news and events. This has been a devastating hurricane season in the Atlantic, with many Caribbean islands badly damaged and the states of Florida and Texas suffering severe impacts. But the story of Puerto Rico has been especially prominent, as some 3 million American citizens

Another Victory Like This Will Undo Them

Flag of Virginia overlaid with the phrase "A Bitter Pill"

Judge Madeline Haikala’s Ruling Gives New Gardendale School District A Pyrrhic Victory At Best On May 24 Judge Madeline Haikala of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama issued a ruling on an attempt by the small city of Gardendale to split its schools from the Jackson County Schools District.  While