We are committed to generating and synthesizing research on key civil rights and equal opportunity policies that have been neglected or overlooked.
Well before the passing of the "Leave No Child Behind" Act of 2002, which renewed the nation's interest in K-12 education, The Civil Rights Project had been focused on critical issues affecting this country's elementary and secondary students. CRP believes that equal educational opportunity is a necessary prerequisite to equal educational outcomes. Further, CRP believes that all students benefit from ethnically diverse educational experiences. For the past several years, a main focus of our research has been to demonstrate concrete educational benefits derived from attending diverse elementary and secondary schools. Research in the area of K-12 Education has been extensive with the hopes of having a broad impact nation-wide.
Our current research interests related to K-12 education include:
- The effectiveness of Title I reforms
- Dropout trends and remedies
- The impacts and benefits of racial and ethnic diversity in education
- Resegregation trends and remedies in our nation's public schools
- Effective educational policies for language minority students (English Language Learners)
Recent K-12 Research
- Our Segregated Capital: An Increasingly Diverse City with Racially Polarized Schools
- This report, the last of a series on 13 states and districts, analyzes the magnitude and trend of racial segregation and its educational consequence among schools in the District of Columbia.
- Texas Top Ten Percent Plan: How It Works, What Are Its Limits, and Recommendations to Consider
- The Promise and Peril for Universities Using Correlates of Race in Admissions in Response to the Grutter and Fisher Decisions
- Can Socioeconomic Status Substitute for Race in Affirmative Action College Admissions Policies? Evidence From a Simulation Model
- Two Decades After the Affirmative Action Ban: Evaluating the University of California’s Race-Neutral Efforts
- The High Cost Of Harsh Discipline And Its Disparate Impact
- This report carefully and conservatively quantifies the costs of suspension in two highly populated states, Florida and California, and for the nation.
- Realizing the Economic Advantages of a Multilingual Workforce
- As markets have transitioned from agricultural to industrial to what is now the information age, there are tremendous opportunities for those who can analyze, collaborate, and communicate with people all over the world while providing services in the local language of the client. These workers can compete for work in their home markets and in markets where their language fluency puts them at an advantage over those with only monolingual skills—like many in the American workforce.
- The Civil Rights Project / Proyecto Derechos Civiles
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