Recent podcasts on racial injustice in schools

By Danica Savonick|August 14, 2015|Of interest|0 comments

Discipline in schools and the school-to-prison pipeline: This American Life, “Is This Working?” – see also Huffington Post 3/20/15 “As Awareness of the School-to-Prison Pipeline Rises, Some Schools Rethink the Role of Police.”  Schools are increasingly relying on police officers to solve routine problems. This increases the likelihood that students will end up in prison. Students of color and students with disabilities are disproportionately targeted. Segregated schools: “Three Miles” and “The

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Educational equality and racial integration

By Katina Rogers|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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