How the Fisher Case Relates to Equity in Public Schooling – Podcast Episode 159 | Classnotes Podcast 159
Classnotes Podcast (December 17, 2015) The U.S. Supreme Court has twice heard arguments in the Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin court case focusing on use of race as one of many factors in college admissions. In 2015, IDRA filed a friend of the court, or amicus, brief in the case encouraging the court to consider the context for minority students in preK to 12th grade in Texas.
In this episode, David Hinojosa, J.D., IDRA’s national director of policy and director of the IDRA South Central Collaborative for Equity, gives a quick background of the case and outlines IDRA’s amicus brief, which presents research on several challenges facing Latino and African American students in Texas public schools, including under-resourced schools, under-preparation for college entrance exams, disparate student discipline referrals, student mobility, and the importance of diverse experiences.
David is interviewed by Laurie Posner, MPA, IDRA’s Director of Civic Engagement.
Show length: 17:09
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IDRA Amicus Brief in Fisher v. UT
AERA Amicus Brief in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin
Affirming the Right to Inclusion and Success in Education – June 24, 2013
Statement by Dr. María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, IDRA President and CEO, on the U.S. Supreme Court Ruling in Fisher vs. University of Texas at Austin
Higher Education Success – Key System Strategies
by María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, Ph.D.
College Access and Graduation
by Albert Cortez, Ph.D.
Supporting the Dream of Going to College Through Powerful Student Engagement
by Héctor Bojorquez
“Policy Solutions for Better Latino Access and Success in Higher Education” (pdf)
Intercultural Development Research Association, March 2005
Access at Risk – The Michigan Case
by Rosana G. Rodríguez, Ph.D., and Albert Cortez, Ph.D.
A Stronger Nation through Higher Education
Lumina Foundation, June 13, 2013
Toward an Understanding of Percentage Plans in Higher Education: Are They Effective Substitutes for Affirmative Action?
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, April 2000
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