by Francis Calpotura. Millicent Bowden immigrated from Belize with her seven-year-old daughter in 1981 to the Bronx. She joined Mothers on the Move (MOM), a community organization based in her neighborhood, during a campaign to get slumlords to fix their buildings. It has been years since she thought of going back to Belize. After the events of September 11, Millie is seriously considering that option. Full article available on ColorLines here.
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 Wang.
How California Teaching Policies Aggravate Racial Inequality in Public Schools. © Applied Research Center, August 1999. Principal Researchers: Terry Keleher, Libero Della Piana & Manijeh Fat.
California School Vouchers Will Increase Racial Inequality by Tammy Johnson, Libero Della Piana and Phyllida Burlingamea. A publication of the Applied Research Center, Oakland, CA October, 2000.
How Zero Tolerance Policies and High Stakes Testing Subvert Academic Excellence and Racial Equity.
An Examination of Racial Discrimination in U.S. Public Schools. © Applied Research Center, March 2000. Principal Researchers: Rebecca Gordon, Libero Della Piana, & Terry Keleher.
An Examination of Racial Discrimination in U.S. Public Schools. © Applied Research Center, March 2000. Principal Researchers: Rebecca Gordon, Libero Della Piana, & Terry Keleher
Learn more about the history of public schools in the U.S. with this timeline.
This may seem like a question with an obvious answer, but not all countries have free public schools. In many countries, people have to pay to send their kids to school not only to college, but to high school and even grade school.
Testimony to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Feb. 18, 2000 by Terry Keleher, Program Director, ERASE Initiative
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