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Argument for Affirmative Action, Part 1

Argument for Affirmative Action, Part 1

The myth of ‘meritocracy’ Affirmative Action is the Desegregation Program for Higher Education –  Not a ‘Preference’ Standardized test scores are not a race-neutral admissions criteria. Without, affirmative action, they give a preference to white students. In their arguments, the opponents of affirmative action constantly refer to a grid that shows SAT scores across the [...]

September 28, 2011 Donna Stern Affirmative Action Comments Off on Argument for Affirmative Action, Part 1

A New Youth Leadership for the Environmental Movement

A New Youth Leadership for the Environmental Movement

Save the Date! Town Hall Meeting 2011 Conference of the American Geophysical Union December 8, 2011 San Francisco, CA If our political institutions cannot act on behalf of humanity in the face of the devastating impact the climate crisis is already having in the developing world, we must create an alternative leadership. To begin building [...]

September 27, 2011 Donna Stern Climate Change Comments Off on A New Youth Leadership for the Environmental Movement

Multiyear fee hike a historic retreat from CA promise

Multiyear fee hike a historic retreat from CA promise

BAMN OpEd: By Yvette Felarca | Staff [email protected] Friday, September 23, 2011 at 12:01 am Updated Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 8:34 pm The multiyear UC budget proposal presented to the UC Regents at this September meeting proposes to automatically increase student fees from 8 to 16 percent each year for at least the next four years. [...]

September 23, 2011 Donna Stern Public Education Comments Off on Multiyear fee hike a historic retreat from CA promise

UC Berkeley Day of Action Against Tuition/Fee Hikes

UC Berkeley Day of Action Against Tuition/Fee Hikes

Video interview with BAMN Organizer Liana Mulholland on the 9.22.2011 Day of Action against tuition/fee hikes at the University of California, Berkeley [...]

September 23, 2011 Donna Stern Public Education, Social Justice Comments Off on UC Berkeley Day of Action Against Tuition/Fee Hikes

Join the Fight to Regain Affirmative Action in Michigan

Join the Fight to Regain Affirmative Action in Michigan

APPEALS COURT TO REVIEW RULING IN FAVOR OF AFFIRMATIVE ACTION THIS WINTER: For five years, the Prop 2 ban on affirmative action in Michigan has excluded thousands of qualified black, Latino/a and Native American students from Michigan’s premier public colleges and universities. The University of Michigan has seen a 36% decline in the number of [...]

September 14, 2011 Donna Stern Affirmative Action Comments Off on Join the Fight to Regain Affirmative Action in Michigan

Overturn Prop 209/Prop 2: What You Can Do

Overturn Prop 209/Prop 2: What You Can Do

CRUCIAL TURNING POINT IN FIGHT FOR AFFIRMATIVE ACTION For 15 years, California’s Proposition 209 has excluded tens of thousands of Latino/a, black, and Native American students from California’s premier public colleges and universities.  For five years, Proposal 2 has done the same in Michigan. We now have our best chance in years to reverse those [...]

September 8, 2011 Donna Stern Affirmative Action Comments Off on Overturn Prop 209/Prop 2: What You Can Do