October 15, 2001
(October 30, 2001—Oakland, CA) According to a new report, Racial Profiling and Punishment in U.S. Public Schools, released today by the Applied Research Center, high-stakes testing and excessive security measures subvert academic excellence and racial equity in for students of color in US public schools.
August 1, 2001
(August 5, 1999—Oakland, CA) A briefing on ARC’s new report on California’s teaching crisis will be held during one of the conference’s two public sessions on Friday 11:00 AM. This report, The Avoidable Teaching Crisis, details how California’s teaching policies aggravate racial inequalities in public schools.
May 15, 2001
(May 8, 2001—Oakland, CA) The Applied Research Center released a new report, Prospecting Among the Poor: Welfare Privatization, uncovering the proliferation of profiteering scams and corporate failures whose costs ultimately come out of the hides of welfare recipients and taxpayers.
February 15, 2001
(February 1, 2001—Oakland, CA) Today, the Applied Research Center released a new report, Cruel and Usual: How Welfare "Reform" Punishes Poor People, summarizing some unexpected results of welfare reform, as revealed in surveys conducted with 1500 welfare recipients in 13 states.
October 15, 2000
(October 10, 2000—Oakland, CA) School vouchers, such as those mandated by this year’s California Proposition 38, will increase racial inequality in public schools according to a new report from the Applied Research Center. Vouchers: A Trap, Not a Choice argues that the measure would leave the majority of low-income students and children of color in debilitated public schools, while affluent families would receive subsidies for private education.
February 22, 1999
(February 22, 1999—Oakland, CA) Data in the report suggest that such "high stakes" testing merely punishes students for attending substandard schools.