Voice: Gary Orfield

Gary Orfield

“To think that we can solve (education gaps) by just pressuring the teachers who serve the disadvantaged kids in an increasingly unequal society is something that people in the 1960s would never have believed. It doesn’t make a bit of sense.” Continue Reading →

Voice: Abel Tapia

Abel Tapia

“CF&I Steel once had 13,000 employees. That used to be a path towards prosperity. A lot of young Latinos just went and got their high school diplomas because that was a path to getting a job at the mill. It was a life to go for.” Continue Reading →

Voice: Jonathan Rothwell

“It stands to reason that with the trend towards increasing importance of education and the increasing importance of education in innovation … that these gaps are a major drag on U.S. economic performance.” Continue Reading →

Voice: Dr. Amal Trivedi

Dr. Amal Trivedi

“It’s an economic issue, certainly, but it’s also a moral issue. I mean, ideally what we’d like to see is that every member of society has a chance for living a healthy, productive life. And to the extent that we see certain racial and ethnic groups in our society have lower life expectancy or a higher chance of dying in the first year of their life, that’s something that’s deeply, deeply troubling …” Continue Reading →

Voice: Sal Carpio

“I would think instead of trying to impede progress for these children that we’d embrace something like using the Dream Act. You would try to facilitate more people in this country having access to the benefits of education instead of trying to restrict it.” Continue Reading →

Voice: Alan Berube

Alan Berubea

“In a way, the racial inequality is posing a real threat to the future economic viability of the state if that under-18 population in 20 years is really the bulk of your workforce.” Continue Reading →

Voice: Jim Chavez

Jim Chavez

“Our kids aren’t failing because they didn’t get out of college and they aren’t failing because they didn’t get out of high school. They really ran into massive obstacles as early as the 6th, 7th grade.” Continue Reading →