Current Issues

R.A.C.C.E’s latest work in the community.

WATERBURY COVID-19 CLOSURES EXTENDED TO 3/31/2020: SCHOOL CLOSURES, KNOW YOUR RIGHTS & SIGN-UPS FOR SOLIDARITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY CHECK-INS

An “Alert” style announcement was made on the Waterbury Public Schools website and it indicates they will be closed to at least to March 31, 2020 following Gov. Lamont’s executive order closing all of Connecticut’s public schools. (The school district… Read More ›

RACCE Statement on Waterbury Public Schools Closing…

Mayor O’Leary and Superintendent Ruffin will be shuttering our schools immediately due to the public health crisis associated with COVID-19. We believe this to be the right decision. We also believe the city and schools must find innovative and appropriate ways to respond to all of our student’s needs.

Alliance District Funding Usage, Lack of Race-Matched Classrooms, and the School-to-Prison Pipeline Continue to Produce Racist Outcomes…

Alliance District Funding Usage, Lack of Race-Matched Classrooms, and the School-to-Prison Pipeline Continue to Produce Racist Outcomes…Join us this Tuesday February 4, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Is Teacher Diversity a Real Objective When Zero Black Male Teachers Are Hired?

In Waterbury, hand-selected political gatekeepers or accomplices of the system are chosen to rubberstamp the policies or programs that have been put in place to challenge the racial inequity that is so pervasive in the Waterbury schools. Their actions have preserved the White Supremacist structures that speed up the school-to-prison pipeline, exasperate achievement and performance gaps between Black and Latinx students and their white peers, and continue to oppress or directly repress opportunities to access liberatory educational experiences.

Board of Education Stalls on Making Superintendent’s Evaluation Responsive to School and Community Needs.

“I think what I’m hearing is we need to bring the constituency in, in setting the goals up front…” ~Board President Elizabeth C. Brown (D), 8 years on the Board of Education “I’m not pleased with it. I look forward… Read More ›

Community Forum Series Yields Powerful Experiences and Troubling Revelations

On April 30, 2019, RACCE convened its last of four community forums by hosting a student round table. Students ranged from 4th grade to 11th grade. Students discussed their concerns on school climate, school-based arrests and school resource officers, and the overuse of school suspensions by the Waterbury Public Schools.

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