Equality U.Originally produced by Frameline in 2008. This documentary follows a group of 33 young activists on a first of its kind, two-month, cross-country tour to confront anti-gay discrimination policies at 19 conservative religious and military colleges.
Precious KnowledgeOriginally produced by Dos Vatos in 2011. Reports from the frontlines of one of the most contentious battles in public education in recent memory, the fight over Mexican American studies programs in Arizona public schools. The film interweaves the stories of several students enrolled in the Mexican American Studies Program at Tucson High School with interviews with teachers, parents, school officials, and the lawmakers who wish to outlaw the classes.
Quest by Olshefski, J. (Director)....A vivid illumination of race and class in America, and a testament to love, healing and hope.. Official Selection at the Sundance Film Festival and Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival.. "An intimate and patient portrait of a North Philadelphia family [...] I’ve rarely seen a movie about citizenship as quietly eloquent ..." - The New York Times.
Call Number: Streaming Media - Kanopy | Runtime: 105 min.
Stolen EducationDocuments the story of Mexican-American school children who challenged discrimination in Texas schools in the 1950's and changed the face of education in the Southwest. Lupe, a 9-year-old second grader, was forced to remain in the first grade for three years, not because of her academic performance but solely because she was Mexican American. She was one of eight young students who testified in Hernandez et al. v. Driscoll Consolidated Independent School District.
An organization of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board aimed at Closing the Gaps by increasing college enrollment and completion by the current generation of Texans who may not have had college plans. There are personal stories, contests, college visiting days, financial aid information, and more aimed at middle and high school students and adult degree seekers.
"The idea of establishing a statewide organization of Chicanos in higher education originated in September 1974, with the Chicano Faculty Association of the University of Texas at Austin. Professors Teresa H. Escobedo, Efraim Armendariz, and Leonard A. Valverde wrote a proposal that was funded by the National Education Task Force de La Raza, Southwest Regional Office, then directed by José Cárdenas. At a February 1975 Education of Mexican Americans conference held in Austin and sponsored by the Chicano Faculty Association, the Mexican American School Board Members Association, the Texas Association of Mexican American Educators, and the Texas Association for Bilingual Education, a steering committee was selected to plan and implement the association."
"Since 1973, the Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education has been a dynamic organization which provides a statewide vehicle for a diverse, multicultural workforce to learn, share, direct, lead and influence our educational system."
"On June 1st, 2013 (the University of Texas Austin] ... officially launched the Consortium, funded by two new grant awards from the Greater Texas Foundation (GTF) and TG as well as continuation funding from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. This new state-wide collaboration focuses on improving Hispanic and African American male student success across the state of Texas."
The mission of the Coordinating Board is to serve as a resource, partner, and advocate for Texas higher education, resulting in a globally competitive workforce that positions Texas as an international leader.
Educational Organizations Focused on Diversity-Related Issues
Under "Higher Education Topics" see "Racial/Ethnic Minority Students"
ACE... "maintains an unwavering commitment to the pursuit of equal access to a quality education for all members of society.... that requires a deliberate focus when addressing the needs of racial and ethnic minorities. ACE is committed to driving research and illuminating innovative programs focused on cultivating a talented pool of underrepresented minorities..."
"Since 1971 AAC&U has developed initiatives that bring together faculty and institutions of higher learning to provide national leadership that advances diversity and equity in higher education, and the best educational practices for an increasingly diverse population."
Founded in 1968, MALDEF is the nation’s leading Latino legal civil rights organization. Often described as the 'law firm of the Latino community', MALDEF promotes social change through advocacy, communications, community education, and litigation in the areas of education, employment, immigrant rights, and political access."
"Minority Serving Institutions are institutions of higher education that serve minority populations. They are unique both in their missions and in their day-to-day operations. Some of these colleges and universities are located in remote regions of the country, whereas others serve urban neighborhoods. Some minority-serving institutions are only a few decades old, whereas others, particularly the Historically Black Colleges and Universities, have been striving for more than a century to give their constituents the social and educational skills needed to overcome racial discrimination and limited economic opportunities."
"Provides national leadership and contributes to the body of knowledge on cultural and linguistic competency within systems and organizations. Major emphasis is placed on translating evidence into policy and practice for programs and personnel concerned with health and mental health care delivery, administration, education and advocacy."
"In 1988, The Southwest Center for Human Relations Studies launched the first Annual National Conference for Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE®) to address the resurgence of racist incidents in higher education. Since its inception, the conference has evolved into a vital national resource for higher education institutions, providing an annual multicultural forum that attracts Black/African Americans, American Indians, Asian/Pacific Islanders, Latino/as, and European Americans representing campuses across the United States."
Goldrick-Rab, S. & Sorensen, K. (2010). Unmarried Parents In College. Future of Children 20.2: 179-203. ERIC."Although rates of college attendance have increased substantially among unmarried parents, their college completion rates are low. One explanation is inadequate academic preparation. Another is financial constraints, which can force unmarried students to interrupt their studies or increase their work hours, both of which compromise the quality of their educational experiences and the outcomes for their children. The authors point out that although many public programs offer support to unmarried parents attending college, the support is neither well coordinated nor easily accessed."
Low-income SES Students and Higher Education
Articles from magazines, journals, newspapers, blogs, and Internet sources.
Why Poor Students Drop Out Even When Financial Aid Covers the CostPBS NewsHour. YouTube video. Published on Aug 17, 2015.
Among the many students heading off to college this fall, those from wealthier backgrounds are far more likely to graduate after four years. Hari Sreenivasan takes a look at why that occurs, and what one university is doing to combat this statistic.
"Working-Class Students Band Together at the U. of Wisconsin."Diversity in Academe, 2010. The Chronicle of Higher Education 57.5 (2010): B6.
"In 2007 [Chynna C. Haas] founded the University of Wisconsin's Working Class Student Union, an innovative group that offers Madison's working-class students the same sort of emotional support, camaraderie, and chance to speak with a collective voice that other college students have long derived from groups organized around race, ethnicity, religion, or gender.
Although about 14 percent of the university's incoming freshmen and undergraduate transfer students qualify for Pell Grants, and about 23 percent are first-generation college students, her peers who came from such backgrounds tended not to advertise the fact. On a campus where the median family income was considerably higher than in the rest of the state, she says, 'there was so much stigma attached' to being working class or poor that many such students tried to pass themselves off as affluent."
Multicultural education involves more than reading a book about a historical character of color or celebrating a holiday surrounding a diverse hero. It includes policies, practices, and pedagogical approaches that affirm students’ differences and intersectionality.
Bureau of Labor Statistics.
"This report describes the labor force characteristics and earnings patterns among the largest race and ethnicity groups living in the United States—Whites, Blacks, Asians, and Hispanics—and provides detailed data through a set of supporting tables.
"Whites account for about 81 percent of the workforce. But there are 33 occupations counted by the BLS (particularly those on farms, around heavy machines, in doctor's offices, and in C-suites) where whites officially account for nine in ten of all workers, or more."