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Youth Activism in an Era of Education Inequality

Ben Kirshner


This is what democracy looks like: youth organizers in Colorado negotiate new school discipline policies to end the school to jail track. Latino and African American students march to district headquarters to protest high school closure. Young immigration rights activists persuade state legislators to pass a bill to make in-state tuition available to undocumented state residents. Students in an ESL class collect survey data revealing the prevalence of racism and xenophobia. These examples show young people building political power during an era of racial inequality, diminished educational oppo ... More

Keywords: participatory democracy, racial inequality, youth activism, youth development, educational opportunity, political power, youth political engagement

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Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781479861316
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479861316.001.0001


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Ben Kirshner, author

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