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Black and Latino Students

By Any Dreams Necessary, Malcolm X and the Problem of High Stakes Testing

Yohuru Williams | Posted 04.12.2015 | Black Voices
Yohuru Williams

Malcolm X faced the kind of racial determinism that many students of color have become accustomed to today. Proponents of high stakes testing resurrect such determinism, presumably without the racial overtones, by reducing students, their hopes and dreams for the future, to test scores.

More Latino Than White Students Admitted To UC

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 04.22.2014 | Latino Voices

The University of California has offered freshman admission to more in-state Latino students than white students for the first time, a change that ref...

Rethinking School Discipline for Better Opportunities

Kavitha Mediratta | Posted 04.30.2014 | Impact
Kavitha Mediratta

Studies show that African-American students were three times more likely to be suspended than white students during the 2009-10 school year, largely for nonviolent offenses.

Hip-Hop Debate Institute -- Remixing Literacies For The 21st Century Classroom

Jen Johnson | Posted 11.18.2013 | Impact
Jen Johnson

Youth of color are using hip-hop to demand that they see their culture and issues reflected in competitive academic policy debate, in education and in the larger society around them.

Bloomberg to Children of Color: Life's Not Fair, Get Over It

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 05.20.2013 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

Of the 5,229 students accepted to the city's eight Specialized High Schools this year, only 618 were black or Hispanic, a decline of nearly 16 percent in one year alone.

A Lesson for Public Schools From Steve Jobs

Anna Wong | Posted 10.09.2012 | Education
Anna Wong

If Steve Jobs were attending a typical urban public school today, chances are high that he would have been suspended, expelled, or at the very least, put on a track aimed at failure rather than success.

Disturbing Revelation About Making It To College

| Posted 07.23.2012 | Los Angeles

Story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Joanna Lin California high schools that serve largely Latino or African American students are faili...

Bullying Victims See Lower GPAs, Especially High Achieving Blacks and Latinos

Posted 10.24.2011 | Education

Bullying victims often cite lasting psychological damage as a consequence, but a new study shows that those who are bullied also suffer academically, ...