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Activists Criticize American Bar Association over Law School Exams
February 14, 2019
“There's no dignity to be found in being inadequately trained to sit for the bar exam. A mountain of debt and dim legal career prospects don't advance the cause of social justice. The real injustice is the ABA voting against making law schools accountable for valuing black students as merely a statistic,” said Project 21 co-chairman Horace Cooper, a former professor of law at George Mason University. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Ingvar Moseley
February 7, 2019
Hurdler Ingvar Moseley has been a stand-out athlete in is native country Canada and has broken records at Cal State L.A. He has achieved both All-American and All-Academic honors during his college years. ... read more »
Schools Fail Black Students, Why Are We Silent?
December 20, 2018
In a previous column, Schools Fail Black Students, So Why Are We Silent? (Nov. 2008), I   described barriers in LAUSD that contributed to a failure of the district to properly educate Black students. Substantially ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Cregg Matthews
December 13, 2018
Junior linebacker Cregg Matthews enjoyed his first season playing for the View Park Knights. He has been playing Varsity ball since he was a freshman at Verbum Dei; Matthews transferred to View Park as a sophomore. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Markell White
November 29, 2018
Being a quarterback for the West Los Angeles College Wildcats football team gives him skills that will help him with his football career and beyond. His leadership and decision-making skills can help him pursue his passion of being a firefighter. ... read more »
Black Students Still Only a Rhetorical Priority
November 1, 2018
Public education continues to fail African American children with little public outcry and   those who do protest strongly are often ostracized by the education establishment. Meanwhile, as has been the case for at least the past fifty years, there are no effective, sustained protests of the pervasive miseducation of Black children.  This speaks volumes about Black leadership, in general, and educational leadership in particular. ... read more »
Report Illustrates Importance of Preventing Black Male School Suspension
August 23, 2018
A recently released report, conducted by three education professors at San Diego State University and UCLA, revealed disturbing data about black student suspension. ... read more »
Success On “The Way,” Ask Dr. Jeanette: Where Does It Start?
June 21, 2018
Black male students are suspended at the highest rate in the state in the Sacramento City Unified School District according to a new report. One in five Black male students have been suspended in the district, more than any other district in the state. ... read more »
Black Students Deserve a Better Education Than What We’re Giving Them
April 12, 2018
The academic performance of Black children is lower than all other students in California and it’s been this way for awhile. ... read more »
MLK tackled many issues in his lifetime. Where are we now?
April 5, 2018
Fifty years after his assassination, some of these barriers have fallen _ but others remain. ... read more »
IS AN AFRICAN AMERICAN SCHOOL SYSTEM REALISTIC?
March 29, 2018
Public education has failed Black students.  Tragically, by virtually any measure, they are behind all other groups, including immigrant Latino students who have been in the U.S. for only three years.  At the federal, state and local levels there have been some programs   that relate to African American students. ... read more »
Black Students Hit Hard by For-Profit College Debt New Center for Responsible Lending Report Says For-Profit Education “a Risky Proposition”
January 11, 2018
Similarly, Elena, a 35-year-old Latina enrolled in a for-profit institution after seeing television commercials for the local branch of Everest College targeted at those without a GED, like herself. ... read more »
We’re 42 Years Apart But Our Mission Is the Same: Change Education for the Black Community
October 5, 2017
Every day countless numbers of our children do not receive the quality education they must have in order to have even a modicum of a chance to live a decent life in today's world. ... read more »
Schools Still Fail to Educate Black Students
October 5, 2017
The Local Control Funding Formula is a California legislative initiative that enables  school districts, rather than the state, to receive and allocate funds to those schools most in need.  ... read more »
Lawmakers, civil rights leaders challenge DeVos on student loan enforcement
September 21, 2017
More than 40 national organizations joined in noting DOE’s apparent failure to embrace its duties in civil rights when it comes to higher education. ... read more »
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