Reading, Writing, and Race

On November 6, 2013 Applied Research Center (ARC) was rebranded as Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation. The content on this page was published on the ARC website prior to the rebrand.
April 13, 2006

August 6-7, 1999 Contact: Hunter Cutting
UC Berkeley 415-537-9437
Barrows Hall, Litman Room

(Oakland) 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.

Public Sessions

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.