August 5, 1999
Contact: Jonathan Adams, ARC, Tel: (646) 502-8843
Oakland, CA—Reading, Writing, and Race, a national conference to expose racism and advance school excellence, sponsored by the Applied Research Center (ARC), will be held Friday August 6 through Saturday August 7 at the University of California, Berkeley.
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.
I. Conference Opening
Problems and Solutions to Racism in Public Schools
Friday, 9:30 AM
Henry Der, California Department of Education
Herb Kohl, Educator, author
Beverly Cross, Rethinking Schools
Angela Castillo, High school student
Dan HoSang, People United for a Better Oakland
II. Report Briefing
Report on California’s Teaching Crisis
Friday, 11:00 AM
Terry Keleher, Libero Della Piana, and Manijeh Fata, who authored the new report, Creating Crisis: How California's Teaching Poliices Aggravate Racial Inequalities in Public Schools, will present their findings and recommendations.###