In 2018, we live in a country where across 32 states, our African-American and Hispanic children are living in poverty at a rate at least twice as high as their white peers. In some states, this rate increases to four or five times as high. This kind of inequality is so hard to process that we can only ask, how did this happen?
In tandem with our new strategic plan, IEL recently launched the Rise Up for Equity campaign to support leadership development, workforce development, disability rights, and communities of practice
Superintendent Talisa L. Dixon recounts what one of her students told her: “I didn’t know I could take AP courses.” Because his school’s AP courses were majority-white and he didn’t see students who looked like him, he didn’t think he was eligible.
The Department of Homeland Security has proposed a rule change that would change the threshold for becoming what the government defines as “public charge" and make it more difficult for immigrants using certain public services to obtain citizenship or change visa status.