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BLACK AND LATINO STUDENTS
Missing: Talented and Underserved
Founder of Project Scientist, a nonprofit that seeks to empowe...
In the STEM space talented, capable students who don't look like we might expect; who may not live in the zip code with the awesome robotics club; whose parents may not be aware that a few bus stops away from their front door a world of opportunity awaits. This needs to change.
By Any Dreams Necessary, Malcolm X and the Problem of High Stakes Testing
Historian, professor, education activist and author of Teachin...
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
Rethinking School Discipline for Better Opportunities
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
Doctoral Student, Columbia University Teachers College
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.
President and CEO, Community Service Society of New York
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
Policy and Research Associate at the W. Haywood Burns Institute
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
Bullying Victims See Lower GPAs, Especially High Achieving Blacks and Latinos
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