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Unfinished Business: The Civil Rights Act and Education - Education Week Essay by LBJ School Dean Robert Hutchings

LBJ shakes hands with MLK at signing of Civil Rights Act In an essay for Education Week, Dean Robert Hutchings details the connection between Civil Rights and education and examines the progress, or lack thereof, towards true equity in education for all U.S. children.

Hutchings writes, "In the 50 years since the Civil Rights Act was passed, what headway have we made in making high-quality public education free and accessible to all our country’s children? How much progress have we made in fulfilling the dreams of LBJ and MLK?"

Pictured Left: President Lyndon B. Johnson reaches to shake hands with Martin Luther King Jr. after presenting the civil rights leader with one of the 72 pens used to sign the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in Washington on July 2, 1964.

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LBJ Student Interns Share Personal Experiences on The Baines Reportphoto from student internship blog

See the latest posts from LBJ School students interning locally and abroad as they explain policy issues ranging from health micro-insurance to the inner-workings of the Texas LBB. Students are postings new blogs frequently so check back for the latest postings. The Baines Report is the official policy news publication of the LBJ School. Follow The Baines Report on Twitter @TheBainesReport for the most updated information on our student bloggers.


GOVERNING Texas Leadership Forum to Examine Best Practice and Innovative Solutions to Challenges Facing Texas Aug. 5

GOVERNING magazine and the Center for Politics and Governance will present the GOVERNING Leadership Forum 2014 on Aug. 5 at the Hilton Austin. The Forum brings thought leaders from GOVERNING's award-winning editorial team, Texas state and local government, and experts from around the nation to learn about best practices and innovative solutions to the challenges facing the state. This event is free and open to the public.