Tuesday, May 20, 2014
The Crisis in Our Democracy and Education
Dr. Duane Campbell
The Crisis in Democracy and Education,
Director of Democracy and Education Institute. Speaking to United Nations Association. Thursday. May 22, Arden-Dimick Library, 891 Watt Aven. , Sacramento. 1:30 – 3:30 PM. No charge.
Public education has been one of the most important contributors to the development of prosperity and democracy in the U.S. Yet, today, both democracy and public education are in crisis. The CSU and UC have suffered devastating budget cuts, reducing access and the quality of education and forcing students to rely upon student loans. 37 million Americans now owe a combined $1 Trillion in student loans, while CSU students now graduate with an average of $16, 648 in debt.
K-12 education is being “reformed” to be more unequal. Public schooling for students in California is underfunded and for many students it is failing.
In this, the 60th. anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision, we find schools are more segregated than in the 1970’s, and California schools are most segregated of all for Latino Students,