Knowledge is power.
From the Frontline introduction to the film:
"For decades we’ve heard about America's “dropout crisis.” Meet Dr. Victor Rios, a high school “dropout” turned author and professor, who designs programs to support students who've been pushed out of school. To solve our crisis in education, Rios argues, is to shift our understanding of the problem.
The Pushouts filmmakers follow Rios and his team of mentors as they work to build an innovative learning environment for young people fighting to succeed despite overwhelming systemic barriers.
'It's not just about these kids redeeming themselves. It's also about us redeeming ourselves - turning around the system that has really set up a lot of these young people to fail,' says Rios.
FRONTLINE first met Rios while filming the 1994 classic film, School Colors — when he was a struggling student at Berkeley High School. Despite Rios himself being “pushed out” of school, over the past 25 years he’s become a best-selling author and expert on the school-to-prison pipeline.
Now, “The Pushouts” explores how his journey is helping the next generation negotiate a system that seems designed to push them out." The Pushouts premieres Friday, December 20 on PBS, at pbs.org and on the PBS Video App.
To learn more about the film, visit: www.thepushouts.com/
Special issue of The Journal of Ethnic and Racial Studies: “Children of Immigrants in an Age of Deportation”
From the preface, written by Alejandro Portes & Patricia Fernandez-Kelly, guest editors of this special issue:
"Given the turn of events of Federal immigration policy in the United States, we deemed appropriate to title this Issue, “Children of Immigrants in the Age of Deportation.” The following articles fully document the nature and implications of the enforcement initiatives implemented by the American government in recent years and their interaction with state policies and local contexts of reception. It is our hope that this collection will provide an exhaustive testimony of the severe conditions faced by unauthorized migrant families and their children at today and their repercussions in both countries of origin and that where they currently live."
See the full journal including articles written by LC members: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01419870.2019.1667512