Closed for Learning: The Impact of School Closures on Students and Communities of Color

 

 

Today, the interests of children of color are being sidelined by the interests of philanthropists, hedge fund owners, and venture capitalists with their sights set on public education dollars and investments in inner-city neighborhoods. The result has been massive takeovers of school districts and school closures across the country, particularly in Black and Brown neighborhoods, which studies have found do not actually improve the academic futures of the displaced students they propose to help. On December 9 2015, Advancement Project, Journey for Justice Alliance, the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, along with a host of other community partners came together at congressional briefing to explore how Congress and federal agencies can promote alternatives to school closings that will improve student learning.

Read the Congressional Briefing - Closed for Learning: The Impact of School Closures on Students and Communities

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