We shall overcome because the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.

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On this 2018 Martin Luther King Holiday, I want to quote the entire speech that Dr. King gave, at the National Cathedral, four days before he was killed. “Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution,” was one of Dr. King’s great speeches. … Continued

Civil Rights Data Collection

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One of the advantages of larger data sets is that the analysis provides insights to researchers that are provocative: “The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released today the first comprehensive look at civil rights data from every public school in the country in nearly 15 years” (crdc.ed.gov.). I think it is important to acknowledge that the U.S. system of education was never intended to completely make education equitable. Its first purposes were about reading and writing and passing on values of the community in which one was educated. Indoctrination might be a “hot-button” way to describe this process, but most people assume that education will orient the student to a pre-conceived way of thinking. The funny thing is that humans are heavily influenced by these inequities in their educational experiences even as they remain independent thinkers. The Civil Rights Data Collection points to how these inequities determine the quality of the intended experiences: