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Children of Color

Dad Opens Up About The Tough Conversation Sparked By Water Guns

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 07.15.2016 | Parents

When Lester Davis’ kids asked to take water guns to camp, he shut down the idea. Then, he realized the ugly truth he would have to share with his ch...

America's Back Door

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.04.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The Harvard Gazette has released a series of articles on inequality in America. They describe Harvard University scholars’ efforts across a range of disciplines to identify and understand this nation-defining and dividing concern and possible solutions.

After No Child Left Behind, The Struggle For Education Equality Continues

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 12.12.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The new Every Student Succeeds Act begins a new era, but it is one without needed federal accountability and with the hopes that states will fulfill their crucial responsibility to educate all their children fairly and prepare them for work and life.

Is America a Sheep or a Goat?

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.25.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The national holiday celebrating Dr. King's birthday is over, but I hope we will heed and act on his 1967 declaration and work to win the first victory right here at home in the biggest economy on earth and end the shame of 14.7 million children being the poorest Americans by ending child poverty now.

Ana Baptista: "Children of Color Are the Most At-Risk Victims of Pollution"

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 12.28.2014 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

With a Masters from Brown University in Environmental Studies, a PhD in Urban Planning and Public Policy, and a teaching post at the New School for Public Engagement, Ana Baptista is well-equipped to move the needle on the environmental issues facing marginalized groups in American urban settings.

Closer to the Finish Line

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 12.24.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

For the first time in 13 years, the DOE now makes clear that states, school districts, and schools must make education resources equally available to all students without regard to race, color, or national origin. This is some of the unfinished business of the civil rights movement and a giant step forward for poor children, often children of color.

To Charter School or Not to Charter School -- That's Not the Real Question

Eric Cooper | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

When communities are able to integrate their classrooms, students are more able to learn the most important lesson American education provides -- the respect for and commitment to continuing the diverse social mosaic that has distinguished our country for generations.

Let's Show Respect for Inner City Students

John Thompson | Posted 09.18.2013 | Impact
John Thompson

School "reform" is only one of the indignities that my kids face. The high-stakes testing that is driving meaningful instruction out of the urban classrooms is just one cross that my kids must carry.

The Stigma I Didn't Expect for My Daughter

Tarice L.S. Gray | Posted 07.17.2013 | Parents
Tarice L.S. Gray

The loneliness of that realization, that my daughter might have to shoulder the consequences of these stigmas, made me heartsick. I'd made myself believe she would only be challenged by her race and gender, not the basic ability to speak her mind.

Education Reform: America's Third Rail

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

Charter schools are seen as a universal panacea that involves no one giving up anything and no elected official having to ever really lead on the issue, far less take any political risk.