Wanted: a cure for colour-blindness
The US education system was built to direct a few students (typically those who were white, male and middle-class) toward rigorous learning experiences and careers that sustained their privilege, while providing a basic education to the rest. This legacy still undergirds our education system today and, as a result, race and class remain the most reliable predictors of students' academic achievements - even as our schools and nation become more diverse. Learn more in this Alliance Special Feature
Explore research on the issues of education and literacy produced by social sector organizations working to improve learning for both children and adults. Topics include primary, secondary, and higher education, after-school programming, ESL and other second language proficiency programming, basic literacy, high school equivalency, vocational training, testing services, scholarship programs, drop-out prevention programs, charter schools, small schools, and much more.
RESEARCH RELATED FUNDING
This trend line represents foundation funding for research & publication in this specific issue area. Data are from grants awarded by the FC 1000, a national sample of 1,000 of the largest grantmakers by total giving.
% OF TOTAL FUNDING (2013)
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TITLES RECENTLY PUBLISHED
Jun 23, 2022
Publisher(s): Brookings Institution
Jun 20, 2022
Jun 9, 2022
Publisher(s): Urban Institute
TITLES FROM THE ARCHIVES
Aug 1, 2005
Publisher(s): Cross City Campaign for Urban School Reform
Sep 1, 2000
Publisher(s): Chicago Coalition for the Homeless