Monday, February 3, 1997

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  • Public Education Network Conference: Broad Support for Public Education

    A little while ago, Democracy Now! went to a conference on race and education sponsored by the Public Education Network, a group that supports community based organizations in uniting and engaging their communities in building systems of public schools that result in high achievement for every child. The whole idea is that these community based groups are the best mechanism for creating broad support for public education and that public education is fundamental to a democratic society.

  • The Sentencing Project Releases Report About Barring Voting

    More than one and half million African American men, or 14 percent of the total black voting population, are today legally barred from casting a ballot in local and national elections. That’s the startling conclusion of a new report out this past week by The Sentencing Project, a Washington DC based group that promotes sentencing reform and conducts research on criminal justice issues. The report, entitled Intended and Unintended Consequences: Racial Disparities in Imprisonment, also found that an African American man is seven times more likely to go to jail than a white man.

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