Author Archives: Urban Youth Collaborative

NYC Education Advocates Denounce DeVos Confirmation

 New York Education Advocates Denounce Betsy DeVos Confirmation New York, NY (02/07/17)—In response to the confirmation of Betsy DeVos as the nation’s next Secretary of Education—which occurred only after Vice President Mike Pence had to break a 50-50 tie, including Republican opposition—New York education advocates Kesi Foster and Natasha Capers issued the following statement on

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No Sanctuaries

There Are No Sanctuaries Black and Brown youth have never received sanctuary in this country, its cities, our communities, or in the institutions that are supposed to provide a safe, nurturing and supportive environment, including our public schools. Despite Mayor’s and municipal governments from New York to Philadelphia and Los Angeles to the Bay Area

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When School Feels Like Prison

When School Feels Like Prison A new study shows that campuses with larger populations of students of color are more likely to use harsh surveillance techniques. By MELINDA D. ANDERSON SEP 12, 2016 In December 2012, a Senate subcommittee was convened to examine the school-to-prison pipeline, a national trend in which overly punitive school discipline

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