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Confronting Systemic Inequities in Education- Lowres

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American schoolchildren face alarming
inequities in educational opportunities.
While the public schools attended by some
U.S. students are among the best in the
world, other children are cast off into unsafe,
unsupportive, unchallenging and underresourced
schools where their chances of
academic success are minimal. These
inequities are tied powerfully to parental
wealth, education, ethnicity and race, and
they persevere from generation to generation.
American schoolchildren face alarming
inequities in educational opportunities.
While the public schools attended by some
U.S. students are among the best in the
world, other children are cast off into unsafe,
unsupportive, unchallenging and underresourced
schools where their chances of
academic success are minimal. These
inequities are tied powerfully to parental
wealth, education, ethnicity and race, and
they persevere from generation to generation.

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A Philanthropy at Its Best 
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CONFRONTING SYSTEMIC INEQUITY IN EDUCATIONHigh Impact Strategies for Philanthropy
By Kevin Welner and Amy Farley 
 
Acknowledgements
The authors thank the many people who made this report possible: Grantmakers for Education;the members of this report’s advisory committee; Lisa Jackson, independent consultant; StevenLawrence, the Foundation Center; Anne MacKinnon, independent consultant; Larry McGill, theFoundation Center; and Chris Sturgis, independent consultant. A special thanks is owed toAaron Dorfman and Niki Jagpal of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, whoably shepherded this project from beginning to end, adding their ideas and insights throughout.
About the Authors
Kevin Welner
is professor of education in School of Education at the Universty of Colorado atBoulder. He is director of the National Education Policy Center (NEPC), headquartered at CU-Boulder. Professor Welner’s research examines the use of research in policymaking, the intersec-tion between education rights litigation and educational opportunity scholarship, and the schoolchange process associated with equity-focused reform efforts. He has authored or edited eightbooks and more than 70 articles and book chapters. The books include
Think tank researchquality: Lessons for policymakers, the media, and the public
(2010);
NeoVouchers: The emer-gence of tuition tax credits for private schooling
(2008);
Legal rights, local wrongs: When com-munity control collides with educational equity
(2001); and
Education policy and law: Currentissues
(2008). He received the American Education Research Association Early Career Award (in2006) and Palmer O. Johnson Award (best article in 2004), the Rockefeller Foundation’s BellagioResidency, and the Post-Doctoral Fellowship awarded by the Spencer Foundation and theNational Academy of Education. Dr. Welner regularly teaches courses in educational policy, pro-gram evaluation, school law and social foundations of education. He received his B.A. in bio-logical sciences from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his J.D. and Ph.D. from theUniversity of California, Los Angeles.
Amy Farley
is a doctoral candidate at the University of Colorado at Boulder’s School of Education,studying educational foundations, policy and practice and an additional emphasis in researchmethods. Amy earned her B.S. and M.Ed. from the University of Oregon before going on to teachat both the elementary and middle school levels. The stark discrepancies between the two schoolsin which she taught – an economically depressed rural public school and a highly-educated, afflu-ent private institution – fuel Amy’s interest in educational policy and equity-focused reform. Herresearch has focused broadly on how policies and reform efforts affect lower-income students, stu-dents of color, and other disadvantaged students. Amy’s current research includes an evaluation of the teacher compensation reform efforts of Denver Public Schools, known as ProComp, and aninvestigation of how education policy is affected by state ballot initiative processes. Amy alsoworks for the Initiative on Diversity, Equity and Learning (IDEAL), part of the National EducationPolicy Center.
Cover Photo: S.T.E.P. Up D.C. students during a May 2010 March for Education Equity and Justice in Washington, D.C.© Critical Exposure, www.criticalexposure.org, 2010.
 
Table of Contents
Executive Summary..................................................................................................................1I. Introduction............................................................................................................................3II. The State of Education in America......................................................................................5III. In Pursuit of Excellence and Equity....................................................................................9IV. Advocacy for Systemic Change........................................................................................12V. Challenges and Limitations................................................................................................20VI. Making This Report Relevant to Your Foundation............................................................22VII. Conclusion........................................................................................................................28Endnotes................................................................................................................................29

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