Tag Archives: Education

Affirmative Action: Failing at Every Level

By Juan Latapi

As part of a “minority” group, I think affirmative action in higher education fails everyone.

What was once thought as an effective tool for leveling the playing field, has now proved to have no effect in paving the road to equality.

According to the ACLU, affirmative action is, “one of the most effective tools for redressing the injustices caused by our nation’s historic discrimination against people of color and women.”

The only problem is that when you add up the numbers, well, the whole effective tool argument goes out the window. Continue reading Affirmative Action: Failing at Every Level

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Hope for Tomorrow: Teaching at Esperanza

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Andrew Kennedy, 25, stands against a poster containing photographs of some of his students. (photo by Juan Latapi)

by Juan Latapi

Chicago–Andrew Kennedy, 25, has been a special education teacher for well over three years now. He currently works at Esperanza Community Center, located in the west loop at the intersections of Ashland and Grand. Continue reading Hope for Tomorrow: Teaching at Esperanza