Pausing to Reflect

By Katina|June 19, 2017|Reflection|0 comments

This has been… a big year. While the Futures Initiative team and I formally reflect on the past year through the exercise of writing and designing our annual report, and while we plan for an unusual year ahead, I’d like to take a moment and offer a more personal reflection as well. In working on our annual report, I and others on our team have been struck by how much the

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Sept 20: Racism, Xenophobia, and Populism: The Miseducation of the Public

By Mike Rifino|September 12, 2016|FI Events|3 comments

Tuesday, September 20 | 3 PM to 4 PM EDT | bit.ly/fight4edu-live |#fight4edu | RSVP   Description Join us at the Graduate Center on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 3:00-4:00 p.m. in the Skylight Room (Room 9100) for an open, livestreamed panel and discussion featuring Jessie Daniels (Hunter College and The Graduate Center, CUNY), Mary Phillips (Lehman College, CUNY) and Linda Sarsour (Arab American Association of New York). The event will be livestreamed at bit.ly/fight4edu-live. For

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Educational equality and racial integration

By Katina|August 6, 2015|Reflection|1 comments

Educational equality is on my mind constantly these days—it’s a central tenet of our mission at the Futures Initiative and a core value for CUNY. Even though we focus on higher education, the role of K-12 public schools looms large. SAT scores are a great indication not of aptitude or achievement, but of average family income. The experiences that kids have in public schools affect whether they go to college, graduate, and

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