By Sharon Davies, Published in Liberal Education, There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.—Ernest Hemingway After last year’s record-breaking student activism, many college administrators welcomed the arrival of summer with a sigh of relief. Through marches, rallies, sit-ins, and even food strikes, … Continue reading »
The Kirwan Institute is committed to promoting human dignity and justice. Our commitment is evident through all of our work: Implicit bias research & training; opportunity mapping for transportation equity; working to understand and alleviate food insecurity in Franklin County and more. We care about youth of color across the gender and ability-level continuum, and about … Continue reading »
By Tom McKay, .Mic Authorities have charged a Baltimore school tutor with multiple counts of felony child abuse after allegedly breaking 7-year-old Trayvon Grayson’s jaw and knocking out several of his teeth, CNN reported Wednesday. Baltimore school officials released a statement, according to WBFF, saying they “are working with BCP to cooperate fully in the police investigation … Continue reading »
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 | 2-3:30 p.m. (EST) Approximately one in five Ohio high school students reported having some kind of disability. Even so, very little is known about the experiences of these students and the ways in which their ability status impacts their life experiences. Still, even less is known about the ways in which … Continue reading »
The consequences of both this excessive criminalizing of children and the racial bias in harsh punishments are extreme. The Kirwan Institute cites studies showing that a single suspension in the first year of high school doubles the dropout chance for that child. Children who experience expulsions are three times more likely to end up in the juvenile justice system.