Category Archives: Current Events

US has Wealth, Lacks Equity and Unity

In a new paper, Lawrence Mishel of the Economic Policy Institute argues that as a nation, “we are not broke, nor will we be”: Nevertheless, while these claims have little in the way of truth, politicians and pundits have successfully … Continue reading

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The Budget Crisis and Equity

IDEA at UCLA has released the 2011 report of their annual survey of learning conditions in California schools titled “Free Fall.” They find that the budget crisis is disproportionately hurting the most vulnerable communities: California high schools are providing less … Continue reading

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Changing Education Paradigms

This video has been passed around our colleagues lately. It’s a great overview of some of the paradigm shift we are attempting to effect, albeit a somewhat apolitical version of it.  As an argument for the kind of education system we need in the … Continue reading

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Waiting For Superman Screening | October 7, 2010

On October 7, 2010, The National Equity Project hosted a small screening of the controversial new film, Waiting for ‘Superman’.  We were joined by over 100 educators, parents, and community members from throughout our network at the Piedmont Theater in … Continue reading

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US Department of Education Outlines “Equity Agenda”

“U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today said his department would push for policies promoting equity in the schools for poor and minority students, in particular announcing plans for an Equity and Excellence Commission to promote fiscal equity among schools.” … Continue reading

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Walking While Brown: Racial Profiling in Arizona

Today, if I were driving, walking, shopping, or standing on a corner anywhere in Arizona, the police can stop me without cause, demand my identification and conduct an immigration status check on me. If I am standing on the street … Continue reading

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