Social Issues in Education

Community Organizing as an Education Reform Strategy Series

Summary: This powerful series was created by the Annenberg Institute for School Reform and the Nellie Mae Education Foundation.

"Community organizing for school reform offers an urgently needed alternative to traditional... Read on...

Democratic Dialogue

Summary: Democratic Dialogue is committed to the critical exploration of democratic ideals in education and society through a program of international collaborative research and dissemination. We engage educators, political... Read on...

Deprived of Dignity: Degrading Treatment & Abusive Discipline in NYC & Los Angeles Public Schools

Author: Elizabeth Sullivan

Summary: This striking report shows that middle and high school students in New York City and Los Angeles are frequently ignored and mistreated in their classrooms, and subjected to harsh discipline policies that punish, exclude... Read on...

Dignity in Schools Campaign

Summary: The Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) challenges the systemic problem of pushout in our nation's schools and advocates for the human right of every child to a quality education and to be treated with dignity. The DSC... Read on...

Disrupting the School-to-Prison Pipeline (book)

Author: Edited by Sofía Bahena, North Cooc, Rachel Currie-Rubin, Paul Kuttner, and Monica Ng - essays by multiple authors

Summary: This new volume from the Harvard Educational Review features essays from scholars, educators, students, and community activists who are working to disrupt, reverse, and redirect the pipeline. Alongside these authors are... Read on...

High Schools for Equity: Policy Supports for Student Learning in Communities of Color

Author: School Redesign Network at Stanford University and Justice Matters

Summary: This is a powerful study showing the benefit of engaging and personalized learning experiences, specifically for students of color. This report studies 5 urban high schools that provide such experiences, describing how... Read on...

The YRNES Report: Youth Researchers for a New Education System

Author: Eve Tuck and Youth Researchers for a New Education System

Summary: A powerful study done by youth asking young people in New York City schools about their perspectives on education and schools. The study found that: 1) young people believe their schooling is important to them, 2)... Read on...

Unpacking Privilege & Becoming an Ally (resources)

Author: Sabrina Stevens

Summary: Students are constantly observing, feeling and dealing with issues like identity, but educators and other adults don't always provide the time, space and guidance they need to talk freely and productively about them.... Read on...

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