Education & Youth

Do you believe that children are our future?  So does Race Forward.  Unfortunately, our education system is a disservice to people of color, denying them adequate knowledge and skills for a 21st century job market. 

The following resources illustrate the importance of closing the gap on racial disparities in education and provides important information for exposing the inequities that afflict U.S. public schools.

Youth Rising

April 15, 2006

By Mattie Weiss. Excerpted from the Introduction: In Chicago, African American youth actively support the rights of undocumented students, while Latino students join Black youth in their fight against racial profiling.

No Exit?

April 14, 2006

Testing, Tracking, and Students of Color in U.S Public Schools. © Applied Research Center, February 1999. Principal Researchers: Rebecca Gordon & Libero Della Piana. Additional research by: Phyllida Burlingame, Akilah Monifa & Oliver Wan.

Creating Crisis

April 14, 2006

How California Teaching Policies Aggravate Racial Inequality in Public Schools. © Applied Research Center, August 1999. Principal Researchers: Terry Keleher, Libero Della Piana & Manijeh Fat. Executive Summary.

Vouchers: A Trap, Not A Choice

April 14, 2006

California School Vouchers Will Increase Racial Inequality. by Tammy Johnson, Libero Della Piana and Phyllida Burlingamea. October, 2000. Executive Summary.

Sex, Lies & Politics

April 14, 2006

Abstinence-Only Curricula in California Public Schools by Phyllida Burlingame, 1997.

Profiled & Punished

April 14, 2006

How San Diego Schools Undermine Latino & African American Student Achievement. April 2002.

No Exit? New York Times Ad

April 13, 2006
Complete text of ad placed in the New York Times by the Applied Research Center on February 24, 1999