Monthly QuotED: 5 Notable Quotes That Made Education Headlines in November, From DACA to Homeless Students — and the Role of Real Estate Agents in School Segregation
QuotED presents a compilation of the most significant quotes from the noteworthy education news articles in the United States. These quotes are extracted from our EduClips, a weekly feature that highlights the morning headlines from the country’s 15 largest school districts. To catch up on previous EduClips editions, please refer to our archive.
"Should the government say anything else?" – Justice Neil Gorsuch posed this question, expressing uncertainty about whether the Trump administration needed to provide further justifications for its decision to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This program safeguards approximately 700,000 undocumented immigrants who arrived in the US as young children. Gorsuch and other conservative members of the court seemed to align with Trump’s desire to end the program during the oral arguments. (Source: )
"While we acknowledge the persistent political opposition faced by our federal education funding goals, supporting well-regulated public charter schools could serve as an impactful supplement. Merely promising better schools in the future does not alleviate the challenges faced by children in underperforming schools today." – Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker emphasized the importance of backing well-regulated public charter schools due to the anticipated political obstacles in achieving federal education funding goals. He believes that solely relying on future promises of improved schools does not adequately address the needs of children who are currently attending failing schools. (Source: The New York Times)
"No child should have to endure life in a shelter." – Sherine, a resident of one of New York City’s homeless shelters, expressed her concern about children growing up in such conditions. Her eight-year-old son, Darnell, is one of the 114,085 homeless students in the city. (Source: The New York Times)
"Their judgment on us was dehumanizing, as if we were exhibits in a zoo." – Antoinette Harrell reflected on the challenging early days of integration in Louisiana’s Tangipahoa Parish. After 54 years, both parties involved in a desegregation lawsuit against the parish school system aim to reach a settlement. (Source: )
"When did real estate agents become authorities on schools?" – Fred Freiberg, the executive director of the Fair Housing Justice Center, posed this question after serving as a consultant on Newsday’s extensive three-year investigation. The investigation revealed widespread evidence of unequal treatment by real estate agents on Long Island. (Source: Newsday)
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