In the News: June 2013

Members of the GSE&IS community are a significant presence in national and international media.

Faculty, students, and alumni of the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies have demonstrated world-class excellence in research and expertise. Here is a sampling of GSE&IS’s presence in national and international media.

 

Mike Rose: Rethinking Intelligence, Ability
Education Review/Rese
ñas Educativas, June 5, 2013

Professor of education Mike Rose wrote an op-ed piece for Education Review/ Reseñas Educativas in response to reviews of his book, “Back to School: Why Everyone Deserves a Second Chance at Education: An Argument for Democratizing

Knowledge in America.” In it, he emphasizes the need to recognize the cognitive content of physical work, and the moral responsibility to create a broader definition of education for all learners.

Professor Rose is also featured in a Q&A by Eliana Osborn for the Chronicle of Higher Education, in a discussion on the importance of community colleges.

 

HERI: Economics of a College Education
MSNBC.com, June 12, 2013

A MSNBC.com article about the rising cost of a college education cited findings from the annual nationwide Freshman Survey, conducted by UCLA’s Higher Education Research Institute, showing that 43 percent of current freshmen cited cost as a major factor in their choice of college.

 

Patricia Gándara: ELL Teachers Lack Training
Las Vegas Review-Journal, June 12, 2013

Patricia Gándara, professor of education and co-director of the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles at UCLA, was quoted Wednesday in a Las Vegas Review-Journal article about the state of Nevada’s efforts to improve programs for English-language learners in public schools.


Gary Orfield: Equality in College Admissions at Stake With Recent Affirmative Action Ruling
Democrat & Chronicle, June 12, 2013

Gary Orfield, professor of education and director of the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles at UCLA, is quoted in an article in New York’s Democrat & Chronicle about the Supreme Court’s Fisher v. University of Texas affirmative action case.

 

Marcelo Suárez-Orozco: Minorities Are Majority of Birth in United States
FranceInfo.fr, June 14, 2013

GSE&IS Dean Marcelo Suárez-Orozco was quoted in a FranceInfo.fr article on the majority of minority births in the United States. The article emphasizes the changes to the American economy, political climate, and national identity that this new demographic will create.

Suárez-Orozco addressed the issue of the effects of a multiethnic youth population on the willingness of today’s Americans to contribute to public education.

“It will probably redefine the moral and social contract between generations are not alike,” said Suárez-Orozco.

 

The Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles: Segregation and Schools
The Huffington Post, June 17, 2013

An article in The Huffington Post about school segregation cited research by the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles at UCLA on the racial and economic makeup of U.S. schools.

 

GSE&IS: Teacher Training Programs
Los Angeles Times, Long Beach Press-Telegram, KPCC-89.3 FM, KCRW-89.9 FM, KNX-1070 AM, KNBC, KTTV
June 18, 2013

The UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies is cited in stories by the Los Angeles Times, Long Beach Press-Telegram, KCRW-89.9 FM, KNX-1070 AM, KPCC-89.3 FM, KNBC-Channel 4 and KTTV-Channel 11 about a report issued by a controversial policy group assessing U.S. teacher-training programs. Megan Franke, professor of education and chair of the UCLA Department of Education, was quoted.

 

Center for Civil Rights Remedies: Durham Schools and Suspensions
Durham News, June 20, 2013

North Carolina’s Durham News reported Thursday that the Center for Civil Rights Remedies at UCLA’s Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles and another organization have filed a complaint with a school district in North Carolina, alleging that African-American and disabled students are suspended at disproportionately high rates in the district.

 

Marisa Saunders: LAUSD’s New Curriculum Plans
Los Angeles Daily News, June 20, 2013

An article in the Los Angeles Daily News about new curriculum requirements for students in Los Angeles public schools referenced a report by Marisa Saunders, a researcher with UCLA’s Institute for Democracy, Education and Access, showing how many students graduating in 2011 met the requirements for admission to one of California’s public universities.

 

Patricia Gándara: Affirmative Action Debate Intensifies
The Washington Post, June 24, 2013;
Greene County Democrat
, June 26, 2013

Patricia Gándara, professor of education and co-director of the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles at UCLA, was quoted in a Washington Post article about the Supreme Court’s Fisher v. University of Texas case and affirmative action in college admissions.

A column published in Pennsylvania’s Greene County Democrat about the Supreme Court’s decision to send the Fisher v. University of Texas affirmative action case back to a lower court highlighted research by Gándara, examining how the elimination of affirmative action programs affects African-American college enrollment.