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The Future of CRSC Is Uncertain; Save ISSI

In order to save money, the Vice Chancellor for Research Office has decided to close ISSI, the parent institute of CRSC.  ISSI and CRSC affiliates are fighting the closure and have developed this website to showcase the value of the Institute and the widespread support for it. Please help save ISSI:

  • Sign the petition on the website (there's a form to do so).
  • Amplify the message on social media. There's a pinned tweet on the ISSI Twitter page which you can like, share, retweet. And likewise on Facebook. If you prefer to put it in your own words, that's much appreciated too! Please use the hashtag #SaveISSI

The Chronicle of Higher Education published a story about the closure and the fight to save ISSI.

Why Many White Men Love Trump's Coronavirus Response

In this article in The Atlantic, Center for Research on Social Change faculty affiliate Arlie Hochschild, Professor Emerita, is quoted extensively. She details the general emotions and thoughts many white men have: "Unable to draw confidence from their wealth, which is in many cases nonexistent, or their jobs, which are steadily being moved offshore, they turn to their pride in being American." Trump, meanwhile, helps these men feel like a good American superior to others.

Curricular Contradictions

Center for Research on Social Change faculty affiliate Travis J. Bristol co-authored a research article examining the supports and constraints teachers encountered during school-based professional development aligned with becoming a National Board Certified Teacher at one school serving predominantly Latinx students. In this article in the Harvard Education Review, the authors found that district and school-based factors constrained the teachers' capacity to earn National Board Certification.

Featured Books

Edited by Michael Omi, Dana Y. Nakano, and Jeffrey T. Yamashita

By David Kirp (Oxford University Press, 2019)

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