Race and the Obama Administration's Plans for ESEA Reauthorization
A concise summary of the larger Justice Matters policy paper – Racial Justice and the Obama Administration's Education Agenda – this brief provides a point by point analysis of the Department of Education's most recent proposals for ESEA reauthorization. In this accessible format, Justice Matters examines how students of color will fare under the values and principles guiding plans for reform.
Parents, Community, and Race Matter in the ESEA Reauthorization!
Recapping the Justice Matters' convening – Voices on the Ground: Connecting Parents, Students and Activists to Education Policy – held in Washington, D.C. on June 15, 2010, this document provides an overview of the critical topics discussed by panelists and participants. The discussion delved into topics ranging from standardized testing to parent and community engagement, featuring the first-hand knowledge of panelists and culminating in a workgroup meeting to address the Obama Administration's current plans for education reform.
ESEA, Racial Justice and the Obama Administration's With federal reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) approaching, Justice Matters employs a racial justice lens to evaluate the Obama Administration's public education agenda. The administration's plans, as demonstrated in A Blueprint for Reform, the 2011 fiscal year budget, and the Race to the Top initiative, maintain and even bolster some of the problematic elements in the current legislation, widely known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB). In Racial Justice and the Obama Administration's Education Agenda, Justice Matters examines how students of color will fare under the values and principles guiding the plans for reform. We take an in-depth look at approaches to parent and community engagement proposed by the administration and conclude with an outline for an alternative racial justice strategy.
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Justice Matters Community Briefing ONE
Airing just one week after the pivotal midterm elections on November 11th 2010, this presentation brings community leaders, parents, and organizers up to speed on the current political landscape in Washington and how it will shape the upcoming reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB).
Justice Matters Community Briefing TWO
Following President Obama's call to "win the future" through education reform, Congress is back to work on reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). This second presentation in the Justice Matters Community Briefing Series aired on February 24th 2011 and examines the policy themes of competitiveness and accountability that will shape the educational future of the nation's students of color.