Supreme Court’s Affirmative Action Ruling Undermines Equity in Higher Education

The recent Supreme Court ruling, effectively terminating affirmative action in college admissions, poses a significant threat to the progress achieved over the past two generations in achieving equal opportunities in higher education. The decision in the case of Students for Fair Admissions Inc. v. President & Fellows of Harvard College will disproportionately disadvantage Black and Indigenous individuals who aspire to …

Six Principles to Help Vulnerable Students During COVID-19 School Closures

While widespread COVID-19 related K-12 school closures impact every student, these closures will have the greatest negative impact on the nation’s most vulnerable students.  Hope for Students endorses these 6 Principles on COVID-19 and Educational Equity compiled by Ed Trust, a national organization who, like us, are “fierce advocates for the high academic achievement of all students– particularly those of …

A Word on History Lessons

by Zakiya Jackson I must have been in 7th or 8th grade. I remember the awkward middle school vibes that accompanied me and my peers through each class of the day, after school at basketball practice and at home at night with our families. It was a lingering trail of innocence, defiance, body odor and curiosity that followed us everywhere. …