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November 06, 2008

Obama Wins! Have We Overcome the Scourge of Race?

Why, we sure have, according to Ward Connerly, former University of California Regent and longtime opponent of affirmative action. Connerly quotes one of his college professors as saying that we’ll know that we’ve overcome the scourge of race when (a) white men no longer object to their daugh...

September 26, 2008

Cool People You Should Know: Sean Reardon

We know that the average African-American student lags behind the average white student. But until recently, we did not have a clear portrait of the differences between black and white high-achievers in elementary school - a critical pipeline issue in shaping inequality in access to the most covete...

July 08, 2008

Guest Blogger Mica Pollock on: Everyday Antiracism: Getting Real About Race in School

Mica Pollock is an anthropologist who teaches at Harvard's Graduate School of Education. She has two new books coming out this summer: Everyday Antiracism: Getting Real about Race in School (on which she has written the FAQ below) and Because of Race: How Americans Debate Harm and Opportunity in Ou...

June 03, 2008

In Which Mike Petrilli and I Play Debbie and Diane

Mike Petrilli and I have a friendly off-blog scuffle at least once a week, and here's our latest quarrel. Over at Flypaper, Mike wrote, "After arguing about race for forty years, many of which saw an expansion of the achievement gap between white and black students, even the left-left coast is agre...

May 30, 2008

Cool People You Should Know: Mica Pollock

Mica Pollock is an anthropologist who teaches at Harvard's Graduate School of Education, and studies how youth and adults struggle daily to discuss and address issues of racial difference, discrimination, and fairness in school and community settings. She has two new books coming out this summer: E...

May 29, 2008

Educating a New Majority: The Condition of Education 2008

The National Center for Education Statistics released the 2008 Condition of Education report this morning. If you need any basic stats on education – early childhood through post-secondary – this 300+ page report is for you.In this year's report, the NCES drew attention to the changing demograph...

April 17, 2008

Did School Integration Really Do Much Good?

Alexander Russo asks the title question (which makes PREA Prez mad), and here's one answer:There have always been multiple justifications for desegregation - among the most cited are 1) separate schools will always have resource inequalities, and 2) social interaction in the early years can spur so...

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