Research

The following reports and papers document both the current state of educational inequity and the outcomes of more equitable educational opportunities. They are organized chronologically.

Still Haven't Shut Off the School-to-Prison Pipeline: Evaluating the Impact of Florida's New Zero-Tolerance Law
by the ACLU of Florida, the Advancement Project, and the Florida State Conference of the NAACP, March 2011

Zero Tolerance in Philadelphia: Denying Educational Opportunities and Creating a Pathway to Prison
by The Advancement Project and Youth United for Change, January 2011

Is School Funding Fair?  A National Report Card
by The Education Law Center, October 2010

Test, Punish and Push Out:  How "Zero Tolerance" and High-Stakes Testing Funnel Youth into the School-to-Prison Pipeline
by The Advancement Project, January 2010

We Need a Win-Win Strategy for Education
by Pedro Noguera, October 2009
published on CNN.com

The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children, 2nd edition
edited by Gloria Ladson-Billings, March 2009
Jossey-Bass

Democracy at Risk: The Need for a New Federal Policy in Education
by The Forum for Education and Democracy, April 2008

The Trouble With Black Boys: And Other Reflections on Race, Equity, and the Future of Public Education
by Pedro A. Noguera , March 2008
Jossey-Bass

High Schools for Equity: Policy Supports for Student Learning in Communities of Color
by Diane Friedlaender and Linda Darling-Hammond, November 2007

Are Private High Schools Better Academically Than Public High Schools?
by Harold Wenglinsky, October 2007
Center on Education Policy

Lasting Consequences of the Summer Learning Gap
by Karl L. Alexander, Doris R. Entwisle and Linda Steffel Olson, April 2007
American Sociological Review

Guiding Principles for NCLB
by The Forum for Education and Democracy, March 2007

No Child Left Behind and Minority Youth: What the Qualitative Evidence Suggests
by Angela Valenzuela, May 2006
Anthropology and Education Quarterly

Unfinished Business: Closing the Racial Achievement Gap in Our Schools
edited by Pedro A. Noguera and Jean Yonemura Wing, March 2006
Jossey-Bass

A Good Teacher in Every Classroom: Preparing the Highly Qualified Teachers Our Children Deserve
by Linda Darling-Hammond and Joan Baratz-Snowden, July 2005
Jossey-Bass

Education on Lockdown: The Schoolhouse to Jailhouse Track
by The Advancement Project, March 2005

An Analysis of NAEP Data on Achievement in Public and Private Schools
by Christopher and Sarah Theule Lubienski, December 2004
National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education

Leaving Children Behind: How "Texas-style" Accountability Fails Latino Youth
edited by Angela Valenzuela, November 2004
State University of New York Press

City Schools and the American Dream: Reclaiming the Promise of Public Education
Pedro Noguera, September 2003
Teachers College Press

The Right to Learn: A Blueprint for Creating Schools that Work
by Linda Darling-Hammond, August 2001
Jossey-Bass

Subtractive Schooling: U.S. - Mexican Youth and the Politics of Caring
by Angela Valenzuela, October 1999
State University of New York Press