Education

Issues regarding access and representation in education and academia.

Divest from fossil fuels.

Divest from fossil fuels.

A recent decision at Harvard sets a new standard for investing in fossil fuels.

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Support community-based research.

Support community-based research.

Research about issues hurting marginalized communities has skyrocketed. But is it causing more harm than good?

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Support anti-racism curriculum in schools.

Support anti-racism curriculum in schools.

We surveyed educators to learn how the critical race discourse is affecting their classrooms – and how you can help.

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Unpack the history of Indigenous boarding schools.

Unpack the history of Indigenous boarding schools.

New discoveries of unmarked graves bring ongoing injustices against Indigenous communities to the present.

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1092 600 Nia Norris

Compensate student-athletes.

Last Monday, the Supreme Court made a decision that could significantly impact the lives of student-athletes. The Court ruled against the National College Athletic Association to allow student-athletes to receive education-related payments of up to $6,000 a year and unlimited non-cash education-related benefits (CNN). College sports bring in billions of dollars of revenue each year. The 2019 March Madness tournament was estimated to have brought $1.18 billion in advertising revenue for CBS and Turner Sports, with networks paying about $800 million for the rights (CNBC). Given the profitability of college athletics, it would be expected that athletes receive fair compensation for the labor that they perform.

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The racial history of IQ testing.
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The racial history of IQ testing.

Intelligence testing is rooted in racial bias and pseudoscience, which affects how Black football players were tested for brain injuries.

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Learn the cost of college remediation.

Less than a quarter of community college students who take remedial courses go on to complete college-level courses. At four-year colleges, just over a third of students assigned to remediation continue to take college-level courses. The majority of students assigned to remediation at two-year colleges or universities will not graduate within three years or six years, respectively (Complete College America). Students who take remedial courses pay just as much for these courses as students who begin with college-level courses and are often left with student loan debt for coursework that did not lead to a degree.

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Promote agricultural education.

Agriculture is in full focus this year with people gaining awareness about how their foods are cultivated. As people across the country found themselves spending more time at home, home and community-based gardening started to rise (MLive). This trend is not limited to adults. It also includes the education provided for students. Agricultural education is a powerful component of racial equity that should be promoted for students across the country.

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150 150 Tiffany Onyejiaka

Support workers’ rights for educators.

Hate crime charges serve as a sentencing enhancement when someone acts with bias while committing a crime. This bias must be against members of a protected class – such as a specific race, religion, or sexual orientation – and it must be a motivating factor for the crime (Time). It seems reasonable that a crime is more odious if it occurs solely because the victim is a member of an oppressed community.

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In Defense of Critical Race Theory in Education
A stack of books on a gray, wood table.

In Defense of Critical Race Theory in Education

The push to ban critical race theory in schools is a part of a broader campaign to discredit the concept of racism and its effect in the U.S.

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5616 3744 Nicole Cardoza