The Journal of Gender, Race and Justice

Articles from Vol. 12, No. 2, Winter

Choice, Integration, and Educational Opportunity: Evidence on Competitive Incentives for Student Sorting in Charter Schools
I. INTRODUCTIONPerhaps the most discussed issue in the debate about charter schools, aside from student achievement, is student enrollment patterns. While charters are not confined to traditional attendance zones, and therefore have the potential to...
Latino Youth vs. United States Deportation Laws: A Cultural Consideration
I. INTRODUCTIONEstela is a young, promising, and dedicated seventeen-year-old woman who is about to graduate from high school. Born in Mexico, she is the only Latina in her graduating class of sixty people from a small school in rural Iowa. Estela is...
Leaving No Child Behind: Why Were Charter Schools Formed and What Makes Them Successful?
For years our nation's schools have had to wrestle with the reality that too many minority children and children from disadvantaged backgrounds are not learning.1 There are major achievement gaps between disadvantaged minority children and their more...
No Child Left Behind: Racial Equal Educational Opportunity through School Finance Litigation
I. INTRODUCTIONThe No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB or "Act")1 is laudable for its recognition that certain groups are not achieving as well academically as others, and that school districts need to take action to improve their performance. While...
Public School Segregation and Social Capital
I. INTRODUCTIONDuring the past thirty years, public schools in the United States have become increasingly segregated by race and socioeconomic status.1 The promise of equal education for all as illustrated in Brown v. Board of Education2 has quietly...
Seven Years of Bad Luck: How the Government's Delay in Issuing U-Visa Regulations Further Victimized Immigrant Crime Victims
I. INTRODUCTIONIn June 2001, Sai Maddi, an Indian national who had a U.S. employment visa, was charged with attempted murder for biting, burning, and beating his wife.1 Maddi's wife, Sireesha Pesala, wanted to stay in New Jersey to testify against her...
Twenty Years of Mis-Use: Circuit Courts, Guns, and Drugs
I. INTRODUCTIONIn May 1989, police officers in Washington, D. C., stopped Roland Bailey because his car did not have a front license plate.1 When he could not produce a driver's license, the officers asked Bailey to step out of the car.2 As he did, they...
Unintended Educational and Social Consequences of the No Child Left Behind Act
I. INTRODUCTIONThe rules and regulations of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB or "the Act") have not reduced the gap in student academic achievement as much as Congress originally intended. The great promise of NCLB is that, once held accountable, schools...
Using Employer Sanctions to Open the Border and End Undocumented Immigration
I. INTRODUCTIONThe status of immigrant labor in this country is troubling. The United States economy is in the midst of a severe national labor shortage.1 At the same time, more immigrants are seeking employment in the United States than ever before....
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