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Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Non-Discrimination Policies Empower Students of Color

Sayda Morales May 2, 2013

Since first learning about affirmative action in high school, I have often asked white college students if they approve of affirmative action. The most common response I have received is an ambiguous...

Attention to ACEs can help keep at-risk youth in school

Sayda Morales April 18, 2013

Did a parent or adult in your household often put you down, insult you or humiliate you or act in a way that made you fear you might be physically harmed? If the answer is yes, then you have scored at...

Standardized Testing Reinforces Racial Privilege

Sayda Morales April 4, 2013

Whitties come from all different walks of life, but what we all share in common is that we all had to endure standardized testing in order to get here. You remember that feeling in the months, weeks and...

Schools Should Be Judged by Their Covers

Sayda Morales March 7, 2013

The middle school that I attended, KIPP Academy, occupied half a floor of a building that housed two other public schools. And even though the other kids joked that KIPP stood for "kids in prison program,"...

Good Schools Should Be a Rule, Not an Exception

Good Schools Should Be a Rule, Not an Exception

Sayda Morales February 21, 2013

In the previous election, Washington's Proposition 1240, the initiative introducing 40 public charter schools to Washington State over the next five years, was ratified by only a .38 percent margin....

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