The Hispanic Summer Program moved to Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York after being housed for the past eleven years by the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago. We just celebrated our 25th Anniversary and under the leadership of Dr. Daisy L. Machado, current Director, the HSP is […]

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author: Vicki Madden, an instructional coach for the New York City Department of Education, has taught English and history in New York City schools since 1985. I WAS rushing to change trains at Delancey Street in downtown Manhattan earlier this year when a tall young man stepped in front of me, […]

Why Poor Students Struggle



“People get used to anything. The less you think about your oppression, the more your tolerance for it grows. After a while, people just think oppression is the normal state of things. But to become free, you have to be acutely aware of being a slave.” — Assata Shakur


By Chris Walker   The average white student graduated with $19,613 in debt in 2012. The average African-American student? $27,808. That 29.5% differential is huge — and not only in its translation to dollars. It proves that while college is often touted as an equalizer for society, our education system seems to […]

Why Student Debt Is a Race Issue, in 4 Charts






by: Anthony W. Orlando / COLUMNIST Monkeys can teach us a lot about economics. Emotionally, their brains are very similar to ours. As fellow mammals, monkeys and humans develop strong emotions that set us apart from the rest of the animal kingdom — emotions that govern our lives, our society, and our […]

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