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Op-Eds, Discussions, Writing and Recent Research, Contributed by Roosevelt House Faculty Associates and Colleagues

November 30, 2017

Repealing or replacing the ACA’s provisions: How would adults with disabilities fare?

PDF version of this article. This issue brief is the third in a series on Advancing Policy to Support Workers with Disabilities. This Roosevelt House series, edited by Professor Purvi…  

May 4, 2017

The Promise of Better Economic Outcomes for Workers with Musculoskeletal Conditions

Introduction Disability due to musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions is a serious and growing problem among American workers. Since 1981, the number of individuals with MSK conditions who enter Social Security Disability…  

April 11, 2017

The Effect of the Housing Crisis on the Finances of Central Cities

Howard Chernick, Hunter College and City University of New York Andrew Reschovsky, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and University of Wisconsin-Madison Sandra Newman, Johns Hopkins University Prepared for presentation at…  

April 6, 2017

Teaching at the Intersection of Race and Disability: A Special Education Department Reflects and (Re)Acts

In our first department meeting in fall 2016, three of my colleagues—Jennifer Samson, Xuchilt Perez, and Kristen Hodnett—shared two handouts, Banks’ (1993) model for multicultural education and McIntosh’s (1988) work…  

What Educators Don’t See: The Relationship Between Complex Trauma and School Interruption

Mothers of color affected[1] by the Child Welfare System (CWS) experience high rates of exposure to events where their lives or physical/psychological integrity are challenged (Blakey & Hatcher, 2013; Chemtob,…  

Rocking the Institutional Diversity Boat in Teacher Preparation

As a new tenure track assistant professor, I have observed that many teacher preparation programs in special education do not focus on the culturally responsive instruction that is needed for…  

Special Education and Diploma Tracks in High School: Methods of (Re)Segregation and Inequality in Outcomes

The achievement “gap” across race/ethnicity and disability extends beyond student performance on standardized tests to include disparate rates of high school graduation, which in turn adversely affect life options including…  

Preventing the Preschool-to-Prison Pipeline: Examining Preschool Discipline Policy Recommendations

 “The fact that the school-to-prison pipeline appears to start as early as 4-year-olds, before kindergarten, should absolutely horrify us” —Arne Duncan (National Public Radio, 2014).   Attention to the discipline…  

Series Introduction: Issues of Equity and Justice in Education Policy

“I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” (Pledge of Allegiance, Original Version, Bellamy, 1892) If…  

The Role of Educators for Immigrant Communities in Political Upheaval: Understanding of Complex Social Realities

On January 27th, 2017, a Presidential Executive Order significantly impacted the immigrant community by limiting visas to foreign born nationals. This motion (and subsequent iterations) are designed to promote fear of terrorists…  

November 11, 2016

Trump’s Electoral Support in a Deeply Divided Country

The bitterly fought 2016 presidential election campaign ended with Donald Trump’s Electoral College victory over Hillary Clinton, which highlighted a deeply divided nation along race, class, and gender lines. It…  

November 7, 2016

Sanford Schram: ‘Low information voters’ are a crucial part of Trump’s support

Sanford Schram, Roosevelt House Faculty Associate, Professor of Political Science and instructor in the Public Policy Program at Roosevelt House, has co-written a new article on “Trump’s Low-Information Voters” for the…  

August 26, 2016

The Intersections of Race and Poverty in the United States: Some Ethnographic Notes

A few weeks ago, at the beginning of August 2016, the 41st precinct in the South Bronx hosted a summer barbecue. My family and I live only a few blocks…  

August 22, 2016

The Politics of the Brexit and Beyond

On June 23, 2016, Britain voted to leave the European Union. “Leave” won despite the opposition of every major party leader, and dire warnings from economists. In the United States…  

August 18, 2016

A Reason for Hope – Policing in America

“There is an unbroken line of police violence in the US that takes us all the way back to the days of slavery.” -Angela Davis “America is a divided nation,…