R.A.C.C.E. Publications

TESTIMONY REGARDING HB 5044, AN ACT MAKING ADJUSTMENTS TO STATE EXPENDITURES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2017 By Robert M. Goodrich, Co-founder of R.A.C.C.E. To the Committee on Appropriations-2/16/2016

Race & The Limits of Whitewashed Policies

for Hiring of Non-White Teachers

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WATERBURY PUBLIC SCHOOLS’ PLAN TO IMPROVE TESTING RESULTS:

CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE TEACHING METHODS & STUDENT PERFORMANCE

Thus, our reasoning to move beyond a homogenizing theory of “content first” to a praxis that is reverential to our students’ lived experiences, acknowledges school professionals’ implicit and explicit biases, and works to eliminate barriers to equitable educational experiences for all of our students.

BLACK GIRLS SUMMIT: FINDINGS AND DATA ANALYSIS ON WATERBURY PUBLIC SCHOOLS DISCIPLINE DISPARITIES

“Waterbury’s female students of color are at greater risk of being suspended in school than their white counterparts, thereby, accelerating the school to prison pipeline for girls of color.”

CLOSING THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP: IMPACTING THE CLASS ROOM THROUGH INCREASING CULTURAL COMPETENCY

“Over the last 7 years Waterbury has hired 849 teachers, and of those only 89 were Black or Hispanic teachers. We must formulate programs that result in greater hiring and retention rates of nonwhite school professionals.”

TROUBLING TRENDS WITH THE WAYS SCHOOLS DEAL WITH TROUBLE

“The White student and Black student population is nearly 1 to 1 and Hispanic student ratios are 2 to 1 for both Black and White students. However, Black students are 2.6 times more likely to be suspended than White. While Hispanic students are suspended at twice the rate of Whites (CSDE 3/2015 Report).”

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