Posts Tagged:Inequality

It’s 2016: Time to Upgrade Detroit Schools to the New Millennium

In 1896, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that racially separate facilities did not violate the Constitution if the facilities were equal. For the next 50 plus years, many were forced to realize that equality was a concept that could be redefined by those in authority “at will.” Due to the unfair practices of the day,…

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Jennifer Hudson Joins the Battle for Equality in Schools for Minority Students

By Evette D. Champion Jennifer Hudson performed at the Stand for School Equality rally on October 7 at the Cadman Plaza in New York. Over 15,000 parents, students, and educators attended the campaign organized by The Families of Excellent Schools in an effort to stop separate and unequal schools all over New York. The American Idol…

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Teacher Blackballed For Writing Book About Inequality of Black Kids (Video)

Freedom of speech is considered a fundamental aspect of American democracy, but what happens when one’s ideas are in conflict with one’s employer? In this segment, English teacher, Granville Caldwell Jr., speaks about his experience as an educator and an author. Mr. Caldwell wrote a book about the inequalities of black students within the school…...

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The Welfare Mentality and Urban Education

BY: Giovanni Zaburoni When you are a minority talking about minority issues, you have to be prepared to face backlash from people who don’t want to hear about the race-related problems America continues to face. Conservative writer Star Parker specializes in ethnic politics and is often bombarded with questions like “Aren’t we all Americans?” “Isn’t…

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Why Parents of Young Children Should Be Concerned About the Academic Achievement Gap

Washington D.C. is the national leader of universal access to preschool for 4- and 5- year olds as a way to ensure that all children are ready for school, regardless of their economic status. However, a recent report reveals that the achievement gap starts much earlier than preschool; in fact, it starts in infancy. This…

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Standardized Tests: Are They Really Necessary?

By Angela Wills Last spring in New York, parents of more than 200,000 pupils made the decision for their children to sit out standardized state tests. Some argue that by refusing to have their children participate, the parents were “inadvertently making a choice to undermine efforts to improve schools for every child.” As testing season approaches…

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Empowerment Forum Shows Equity is Power

By Giovanni Zaburoni The organization Healthy Black Families and Sisters Together Empowering Peers held a black empowerment forum in Berkeley, California called “Equity for black children from birth to kindergarten – What does it mean to be kindergarten ready?” The program director Ayanna Davis spoke to a crowd of 60 people, mostly African Americans, who…

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Black Parents are Fed Up with the Racial Bias in North Carolina’s School System

By Giovanni Zaburoni Black parents with children who attend schools in Wake County, North Carolina, say that  their children are being targeted for punishment at greater numbers than their white peers. According to the News & Observer, statistics from the 2014/2015 school year show black students account for 63 percent of school suspension while they only make…

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The Presence Of Racial Imbalance In The Treatment Of Autism

By Angela Wills The Ferguson Commission report begins with statements that implied that the key to empathy is vulnerability, and, in turn, empathy is the key to understanding people from multiple backgrounds. Individuals with developmental disabilities represent the largest group of vulnerable communities in our society, not accounting for race. Because there is a racial…

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