By Elaine Gross (click here for the PDF) Once a month, high school students from across New York’s Long Island, one of the ten most racially segregated metropolitan regions in the nation, gather to share their experiences with racial segregation, gain from each other’s insights, and discuss action steps for effecting change. They gather as members of the Student Task Force of … [Read more...] about “Long Island High School Students Advocate for Housing and School Integration” by Elaine Gross (Oct – Dec 2021 P&R Issue)
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(Click here for the PDF) ANDREW (ACTOR 4): We’ve kind of divorced the racist language from it, but the outcome is the same. So you don’t have to say, “I want to go to a White school or live in a White neighborhood”; you can talk about “Oh, I’m just concerned about my property values going up or down” and really what you’re talking about is race but you don’t have to talk … [Read more...] about Excerpt: “Between the Lines” (Oct – Dec 2021 P&R Issue)
(Click here for the PDF) Epic Theatre Ensemble’s mission is to create bold work with and for diverse communities that promotes vital discourse and social change by 1) inspiring NYC students to be creative and engaged citizens; 2) presenting compelling topics that transform the way people think; and 3) collaborating with artists, students, and community leaders to produce plays … [Read more...] about “Q&A: Epic Theatre Ensemble’s Between the Lines Explores Housing and School Segregation” (Oct – Dec 2021 P&R Issue)
By Chloe Latham Sikes & Terrance L. Green (click here for the PDF) Gentrification is a worldwide phenomenon that is deeply rooted in settler colonialism, anti-Black racism, and capitalism (Green, Sikes, Horne, Germain & Castro, in press). It is often characterized by the influx of new investments in residential housing, business, and commercial real estate that results … [Read more...] about “The Policy Possibilities to Confront the Racial Impacts of Gentrification” by Chloe Latham Sikes & Terrance L. Green (Oct – Dec 2021 P&R Issue)
By Tom Brown (click here for the PDF) Look for a home today on most major real estate portals, including Zillow, Redfin, Realtor.com, and Homesnap, and you will find the public schools assigned to each home, along with school ratings. The third-party website that provides these ratings is the non-profit organization GreatSchools. Though GreatSchools ratings have changed … [Read more...] about “An Alternative Measure of Student Performance to Help Parents Evaluate Schools” by Tom Brown (Oct – Dec 2021 P&R Issue)