Results tagged “MALDEF”

LAUSD- "I Don't Have to Show You Latinos No Stinking Education" (LAUSD: "No tengo para demostrar que los latinos no apesta Educación")

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(Mensaje se repite en Español) (For a national view of public education reform see the end of this blog post) At the root of public education's generational failure to educate Latino and Black students in this country is the unrelenting not so subliminal message that these young people are inferior and cannot learn. While it was bad enough when this kind of pernicious racism was practiced exclusively by Whites against Latinos and Blacks, what now makes it worse are institutionally de facto racist entities like the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), which have succeeded in co-opting elements within the Latinos and Blacks communities to work in for it in sustaining this failed system by continuing to offer only the rhetoric of quality public education, while few within this institution - whatever their ethnicity - actually have a good faith belief in the inherent ability of these students to succeed like their more affluent peers of a lighter persuasion.

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05 2011

What Do LAUSD And Haiti Have In Common?

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Several days ago, I received an email from the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) with their encouragement that I support LAUSD Measure E with a yes vote on the June 8th ballot. Like Haiti, everyone knows how the economic downturn has negatively impacted public education throughout the United States as sure as if public education had been hit by an earthquake, so why would I object to a measure in favor of supplementing public education funding for LAUSD?
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