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By the year 2012, students of color are expected to make up twenty-four percent of the under eighteen population in the United States. But despite some progress in college participation and test scores, minority students appear to be getting the least of what American education has to offer. A new vision of educating diverse peoples is needed if we are to tap all of our country's human potential so that we can continue to prosper and compete in the global arena. Educating a New Majority provides a comprehensive assessment of how well our educational system—from kindergarten through college—serves disadvantaged minority students, and offers a wealth of ideas for strengthening the entire educational pipeline. In twenty original chapters by the country's best thinkers in educational policy throughout the K—16 system, the book presents a holistic, highly coordinated, systemwide approach to improving the education of minority students. The authors advocate not only for change within the school, but also for building partnerships between schools and postsecondary institutions as well as alliances with community organizations. And they show why leadership is needed at all levels—schools and colleges, parents, the community, and state and federal agencies—to refashion an educational system that works for all students.
An Educational System in Crisis (L. Randon & R. Hope).
CURRENT CHALLENGES TO MINORITY EDUCATION IN THE TWERNTY-FIRST CENTURY.
Education, the Economy, and Tomorrow's Workforce (R. Marshall & R. Glover).
Ending the Crisis in the K12 System (J. Cardenas).
Responding to the New Demographics in Higher Education (S. Brown).
Changing State and Federal Roles in Improving Minority Education (D. Matthews).
RESTRUCTURING SCHOOLS TO FOSTER MINORITY STUDENT SUCCESS.
Understanding the Need for Restructuring (R. Johnson).
Promoting Effective Teaching for Diversity (V. Jones & R. Clemson).
Developing Alternatives to Tracking and Grading (J. Oakes & M. Lipton).
Strengthening Mathematics Education: Critical Skills for the New Majority (B. Anderson).
Involving Parents and Communities in School Reform (E. Triana & S. Malcom).
Indian Nations at Risk: An Educational Strategy for Action (W. Demmert).
REFORMING HIGHER EDUCATION.
Reflecting Inclusiveness in the College Curriculum (M. Garcia & D. Smith).
Closing the Gap Between Two- and Four-Year Institutions (L. Randon & H. Garza).
Developing a ''Pipeline'' Recruitment Program for Minority Faculty (L. Maldonado & C. Willie).
Ensuring Campus Climates That Embrace Diversity (S. Harris & M. Nettles).
Expanding External Support for At-Risk Students (L. Zwerling).
Revitalizing Minority Colleges and Universities (R. Hope).
LEADERSHIP IMPERATIVES FOR EDUCATING A NEW MAJORITY.
Creating Schools for All Learners (T. Cipollone, et al.).
Creating a New Kind of Leadership for Campus Diversity (B. Ramirez).
Educating a New Majority: Mandate for the New Century (R. Hope & L. Randon).