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Did School Integration Fail Black Children?

Daisy Jenkins-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was first published in The Root. ““Back to school” is just around the corner, and 60 years after the Brown v. Board of Education decision, many children will be returning to…
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We Make It Easy for Our Children to Not Grow Up

Suzanne McFarlin-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was first published by The Huffington Post. “While attending college graduation at Trinity University recently, I watched many bright, accomplished young people cross the stage to accept their diploma, including my…
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Racism 101: Let’s Talk About Diversity and Prejudice in America’s Public Schools

Jill Koyama-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was first published by Pacific Standard. “The NBA did the right thing in punishing Donald Sterling with a lifetime NBA ban and a $2.5 million fine. Perhaps this will inspire more…
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The right way to help minority boys

Jill Koyama-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was originally published by Reuters. “The Obama administration recently hosted one of several conference calls with men of color as part of My Brother’s Keeper, a new five-year, $200-million White House…
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The Real Problem With The SAT Is That We Emphasize It Too Much

Regina Deil-Amen-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was originally published by Talking Points Memo. “I recently received a text message from my friend proclaiming, with several exclamation points, that her son had achieved a 2110 on his practice…
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Our schools should be vanguards of racial tolerance

Daisy M. Jenkins-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was originally published by The Arizona Daily Star. “Growing up in a small, segregated Georgia town in the 1950s, I remember studying from used textbooks that were sent to our…
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Community support is key to TUSD success

Colleen Meyer Niccum-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was originally published by The Arizona Daily Star. “Among the many insights offered during a strategic planning session held a week ago by Tucson Unified School District leaders, a common…
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Stop performing random acts of kindness

Jill Koyama-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was originally published by The Huffington Post. “Earlier this month as I walked across the University of Arizona campus to my office, I saw a young woman holding a sign: ‘free…
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Disappearance of play in early childhood ED

Ana Christina da Silva Iddings-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was originally published by Al Jazeera America. “ Ask kindergartners what their favorite thing to do in school is, and they will inevitably say, ‘Play!’ When I was…
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How for-profit institutions peddle college to the poor

Regina Deil-Amen-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was originally published by The Huffington Post. “Across the nation, most prospective students applying to selective colleges have wrapped up their applications. They have showcased their test scores, listed numerous examples…
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