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Fear of Deportation Kept L.A. School's Parents From Reporting Sex Abuse

Fear of Deportation Kept L.A. School’s Parents From Reporting Sex Abuse

by Jorge Rivas on February 10 2012, 8:39AM

As the Miramonte Elementary School sex scandal grows, new reports claim that some parents didn’t report their children’s abuse because of their legal status.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Tucson Youth Group Hosts Their Own Chicano Studies Classes

Tucson Youth Group Hosts Their Own Chicano Studies Classes

by Jorge Rivas on February 2 2012, 4:20PM

Organizers from UNIDOS, a youth group that opposes the Mexican-American studies ban that went in to effect January 1st in Tucson, have started organizing their own ethnic studies classes.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW, Schools & Youth

From DREAMs to ARMS: Florida Rep. Pushes Military-Only DREAM Act

From DREAMs to ARMS: Florida Rep. Pushes Military-Only DREAM Act

by Jorge Rivas on January 30 2012, 12:14PM

“If these young people are willing to die for America, then certainly they deserve a chance at life in America,” Rep. David Rivera said in a statement.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Bulldogs Lose Recruit as Georgia Demands He Prove Immigration Status

Bulldogs Lose Recruit as Georgia Demands He Prove Immigration Status

by Jorge Rivas on January 26 2012, 3:13PM

Georgia is the second state, after South Carolina, to enact a ban on undocumented students at public colleges.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW, Schools & Youth

The Real Goal of Ariz.'s Book Banning Thought Police: Harass Latinos

The Real Goal of Ariz.’s Book Banning Thought Police: Harass Latinos

by Rinku Sen on January 20 2012, 9:20AM

To ban ethnic studies in Tucson, officials have had to warehouse Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” along with six other books. But the messy details don’t matter. The real goal is to put Mexican Americans on the defensive about their place in the state.

Topics: Immigration, Movement, Schools & Youth

 UC President is Seriously Considering Students' Plan That Eliminates Tuition

UC President is Seriously Considering Students’ Plan That Eliminates Tuition

by Jorge Rivas on January 19 2012, 2:48PM

Students could study at universities like UCLA and UC Berkeley and it wouldn’t cost them a dime while they’re in school.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Ward Connerly Being Investigated by IRS for Mismanaging Funds

Ward Connerly Being Investigated by IRS for Mismanaging Funds

by Jorge Rivas on January 18 2012, 1:50PM

Ward Connerly, the man that’s campaigned agaisnt affirmative action across the country, is being accused of mismanaging and exploiting donations made by fellow conservatives for his own benefit.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Schools & Youth

DREAMer Confronts Romney at NY Fundraiser [Video]

DREAMer Confronts Romney at NY Fundraiser [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on January 18 2012, 11:41AM

A young Latina who identified herself in a video as an undocumented immigrant approached presidential hopeful Mitt Romney at fundraiser in New York yesterday to ask him why he isn’t supporting her DREAM.

Topics: GOP Primary, Immigration, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Hometown Loving Boyle Heights Youth Head to Harvard

Hometown Loving Boyle Heights Youth Head to Harvard

by Julianne Hing on January 13 2012, 5:03PM

Four young Latinos as they explore their post-high school options.

Topics: Celebrate Love, /NOW, Schools & Youth

10 Years Later, No Child Left Behind Ignores Plenty Infographic

10 Years Later, No Child Left Behind Ignores Plenty

by Julianne Hing, Hatty Lee on January 12 2012, 9:50AM

INFOGRAPHIC: A day in the life of the student who is still being left behind by the landmark law, on its tenth anniversary.

Topics: Education Reform, Schools & Youth

Atlanta School Sends 8-Year Olds With Math Homework About Beating Slaves

Atlanta School Sends 8-Year Olds With Math Homework About Beating Slaves

by Jorge Rivas on January 10 2012, 8:03AM

Nine third-grade math teachers in Gwinnett County, Georgia sent a class of mostly black and Latino students home with questions about beating slaves and picking fruit.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

For-Profit Colleges’ Mostly Black and Latino Students Face Higher Debt and Unemployment

by Jorge Rivas on January 4 2012, 1:54PM

Private for-profit institutions have been the fastest growing part of the U.S. higher education sector for decades now, but a new Harvard study finds students attending for-profit colleges end up with much higher student-loan debts, are less likely to be…

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Milwaukee Journalist Eugene Kane: Black Youth Are 2011 Boogeyman

Milwaukee Journalist Eugene Kane: Black Youth Are 2011 Boogeyman

by Jorge Rivas on January 4 2012, 12:07PM

A columnist at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says the city’s black youth are “out of control.”

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

‘If I Were A Poor Black Kid’ Dude Responds to Baratunde Thurston’s Satirical Letter

by Jorge Rivas on December 15 2011, 2:23PM

Despite all the controversy, Gene Marks still thinks that if poor black kids in Philadelphia study hard and apply to the best schools they’ll turn out fine.

Topics: Media, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Native American Youth to Diane Sawyer: We're Not Poverty Porn

Native American Youth to Diane Sawyer: We’re Not Poverty Porn

by Jorge Rivas on December 14 2011, 3:22PM

Native American youth respond to ABC’s documentary and tell Diane Sawyer their stories are a lot more complex.

Topics: Media, /NOW, Schools & Youth

High School Basketball Team Chants,

High School Basketball Team Chants, “1, 2, 3, Nigg*r!” for 5 Yrs.

by Jorge Rivas on December 14 2011, 3:03PM

An all girls high school basketball would say a prayer and then yell a racist chant before heading out to the basketball court.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

If I Were A White, Male Middle Aged Forbes Columnist...

If I Were A White, Male Middle Aged Forbes Columnist…

by Akiba Solomon on December 14 2011, 10:11AM

The lesson of Gene Marks’s “If I Were a Poor Black Kid” column: If you don’t have firsthand knowledge of structural inequality, you have to put in time and rigorous research to write about it. Or you could just stay in your lane.

Topics: Gender, Media, Schools & Youth

Poverty Soars Among Children in California School Districts

Poverty Soars Among Children in California School Districts

by Julianne Hing on December 7 2011, 10:00AM

Between 2007 and 2010, poverty in the state ballooned 30 percent.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Nearly All Student Arrests in NYC Public Schools Target Black and Latino Males

Nearly All Student Arrests in NYC Public Schools Target Black and Latino Males

by Jorge Rivas on November 30 2011, 11:27AM

During the summer and fall, police officers in New York City public schools made 63 arrests. All but four of them were of black or Latino students.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Tyler Perry Writes Open Letter to Victim in Penn State Sex Abuse Case

Tyler Perry Writes Open Letter to Victim in Penn State Sex Abuse Case

by Jorge Rivas on November 29 2011, 11:22AM

Hollywood’s most financially successful director and producer, himself a sexual abuse survivor, offers words of encouragement to one of Jerry Sandusky’s accusers.

Topics: Schools & Youth