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The Ramirez Family on graduation day for Fabian and Maria for their B.A. and Gloria for her master's degree. Photo: Zaidee Stavely

From the Fields to Top College: One Family’s Story

All four Ramirez siblings attended the prestigious University of California at Berkeley. That’s no small accomplishment for a farm working family living in one of the poorest cities in California, and one of the least educated in the country.

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Future of Charter Schools.

Since created in 1990, charter schools have seen a rapid growth in the U.S. Funded with public money; these schools are emerging as an alternative to traditional education systems. They promise better student learning by offering more educational choices and new forms of teaching. Critics say charter schools treat education as a business; they are […]

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Neighborhood Displacement 2.

A dialogue between youth and community leaders from the Boyle Heights neighborhood in East Los Angeles, and a group of members of the distinguished group Los Macarturos, Latino recipients of the MacArthur Foundation “Genious” Fellowship. This bilingual forum includes stories of gentrification, racism, and the challenges faced by youth growing up in a barrio plagued […]

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Neighborhood Displacement 1.

A dialogue between youth and community leaders from the Boyle Heights neighborhood in East Los Angeles, and a group of members of the distinguished group Los Macarturos, Latino recipients of the MacArthur Foundation “Genious” Fellowship. This bilingual forum includes stories of gentrification, racism, and the challenges faced by youth growing up in a barrio plagued […]

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Latino Education: Crisis and Response – Hour Three.

In a dialogue in English with the forum’s panelists, community leaders from Boyle Heights and members of the live audience share views on the challenges ahead for Latino students and discuss actions being undertaken to tackle the education crisis. This forum airs live in simulcast with KPFK Radio in Los Angeles. Guests: Dr. Patricia Gándara, […]

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Latino Education: Crisis and Response – Hour Two.

The community forum from the Boyle Heights neighborhood in Los Angeles , where distinguished panelists tackle the Latino education crisis, switches into Spanish. What are the consequences of this crisis? What to do about it? Who needs to step up to the plate? Guests: Dr. Patricia Gándara, Author of the Book “The Latino Education Crisis”; […]

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Latino Education: Crisis and Response – Hour One.

A live broadcast in English from a community forum in Los Angeles on the crisis in the education of Latino students. A renowned scholar says that Latinos, the fastest-growing group, is the most poorly educated and warns of a looming social disaster. Intellectual leaders of the national group known as Los Macarturos respond to the […]

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Latino Education.

In her most recent book, a distinguished scholar makes a compelling business argument in favor of bilingualism, to get leaders to rethink old education policies and families to encourage kids to hone bilingual skills. She also discusses actions that are needed to turn around Latinos’ current reality as the most poorly educated group in the […]

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The Student Debt Crisis: A Forum. (Repeat).

This is a partial repeat of the community forum recently held in Edinburg, in the Rio Grande Valley. This segment focuses on the staggering costs that hinder Latino access to higher education and on initiatives seeking to make college more affordable to students from working-class families. College administrators, school leaders and community advocates from South […]

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Latina Teacher Leads Largest Union.

An interview with Lily Eskelsen García, who will take office next week as president of the National Education Association, breaking ground as the first Latina to head the nation’s largest union. She comments about her plans to bring more clout to the teachers’ union, the reformers’ “toxic obsession with standardized testing,” the ruling of a […]

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