The secret to the great success of American industry and innovation throughout the country’s short history, to its now default position at the forefront of the world economy, is also the missing link in the mystery of the country’s failing education system. Imagine the proposal to make college admissions and corporate and industry personnel decisions […]
We have a good understanding of why students drop out of high school. But if we know this, why aren’t students succeeding in schools and why aren’t schools succeeding in helping them?
De’Von Brown, is a 23-year-old Baltimorean who at a young age was targeted as an up and coming negative youth statistic. De’Von had a troublesome childhood, he dealt with drug addicted parents, which led to constant instability. In 2002, while in the 6th grade, the hands of fate lead Brown into being accepted into an all […]
One in three teenage girls who have dropped out of high school give pregnancy or parenthood as the key reason. Once they leave, only half of them complete their high school education by age 22, compared with 90 percent of their non-parenting peers.
Daniela Lewy began her career 15 years ago as an experiential educator taking K-12 students on mountaineering expeditions in Alaska, cultural exchanges in Africa, and semesters abroad in the Himalayas. She recognized that these life-changing opportunities were unjustly limited to affluent students.
Navasha Daya is a singer, songwriter, producer, and spiritual and cultural arts activist, who from childhood was inspired and encouraged to use her voice and talents for upliftment and change. Steadfast in her dedication to the upliftment of the community, she along with Fanon Hill and youth mentees Rashard Willliams and Cherdaya Allen, co-founded the Baltimore City […]
Pivot Point with Maya Rockeymoore – June 30, 2013 “Human Chain-ed-CPI, Students Loans & Social Security, & LGBT Equality” Featuring: Dani Peri, Field Director at the Alliance For Retired Americans Emily Crockett, Independent Journalist & Editor at Campus Progress Laurie Young, Outgoing Director of Aging & Economic Security Policy at the National Gay & […]
Last Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, concerning the constitutionality of the University of Texas at Austin’s (UT) admissions policy. In a 7-1 majority opinion, the Court ruled to preserve the principle that universities may consider racial and ethnic diversity as one factor among many […]
The Institute for America’s Future and the Opportunity to Learn Campaign have joined a diverse group of education advocates to release an “Education Declaration” that demands a new direction in public school policy, focused on opportunities and supports for students – and respect for teachers.
Step One: Call It Out Education has been labeled the “civil rights issue of our time.” Dropout factories––high schools where no more than 60% of the students that start as freshmen make it to their senior year––has become a common-day term. These low-performing public schools tend to be in the poorest zip codes across our country. The negative […]