Diversity in Education – Podcast Episode 97 | Classnotes Podcast 97
Classnotes Podcast (October 31, 2011) Diversity in education isn’t actually a new thing. School populations and their communities have been shifting for several decades. Yet, things appear to be growing at a faster rate and some schools are needing to adjust for the first time. Anne Foster, executive director of Parents for Public Schools, describes how PPS is helping groups of parents as they work to improve their schools on behalf of all children rather than just for their own. She also speaks to the challenges of policies that discourage immigrant children from attending school when federal law forbids such policies and there is great value to communities when all children receive a high quality education. Anne is interviewed by Aurelio Montemayor, M.Ed., director of the IDRA Texas Parent Information and Resource Center and a member of the PPS advisory board.
Show length: 15:40
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Parents for Public Schools
School Opening Alert: Immigrant Students’ Rights to Attend Public Schools
Printable flier in English and Spanish (pdf)
IDRA eNews: Immigrant Students’ Rights to Attend Public Schools (English/Spanish)
Plyler vs. Doe Brief Description
Letter by the United States Department of Justice and the United States Department of Education
Regarding equal access to public education regardless of citizenship or immigration status, May 6, 2011 (pdf)
Raise Your Hand Texas
IDRA Quality Schools Action Framework
Courage to Connect: A Quality Schools Action Framework
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