The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast. These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or firstname.lastname@example.org) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need. Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast.
These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or email@example.com) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need.
Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
Search results for "Latino students" ...
"Significant numbers of black students fled on low-performing school only to land at another one, and many neighborhoods with the worst schools have yet to see new, better schools open. We also found black and Latino enrollment declining in magnet schools, the oldest schools of choice in the district."
"A yearlong investigation by the Orlando Sentinel and WESH-NewsChannel 2 into new-housing construction in the region uncovered a systemic lack of quality control by builders who are producing too many homes too fast, with not enough trained workers and inadequate oversight." The investigation consisted in a survey of new home construction in the state of Florida and the inspection of 406 homes built in 2001, that were randomly selected from the 18,000 new homes sold in Central Florida that year done by engineering students at the University of Central Florida. "The reporting attributed the cause to the construction of too many homes too quickly, by a poorly trained and supervised work force dominated by illegal migrants, with inadequate oversight by regulators."
The story tells the struggles of workers in Chicago -many of them Latinos-, a struggle to become unionized and have access to better salaries and working conditions. Franklin explains the unions have lost a great part of the power and influence they had in the 1950's. In the struggle to gain power and influence back, Chicago is a key city because it is "an old-time labor town." In the story, Franklin introduces several leaders of the new union movement, Margarita Klein, Joe Romano, Kina McAfee, Joe Isobaker and Javier Ramirez.
Tags: Jewish Workers Committee; National Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice; DePaul University Students Against Sweatshops; Union of Needle and Textile Employees; National Production Workers Union Food and Commercial Workers Union; United Steelworkers of America; American Federation of Labor; U.S. Justice Department; Chicago and North Illinois District Council of Carpenters; Northwestern University; University of Illinois; Service Employees International Union
Over six months, the Raleigh News & Observer interviewed almost 100 parents, teachers and education leaders about the relationships between black parents and the public schools. It also looked at test scores and suvey data the measure links among achievement, parental attitudes and the ways parents govern their children's time outside the classroom. These articles report its findings.
Texas Observer examines the advantages and disadvantages of the higher education "top ten percent plan" adopted by the state legislature. The plan gives high-school students in the top ten percent of their classes an opportunity to go to college disregarding their SAT scores. The story looks at an academic comparison among students on the percent plan and those accepted on the basis of their test performance, and finds that their average GPA is similar. The author finds that the plan has helped diversify higher education, but does not have the potential to solve the educational inequity at the high school level.
Tags: affirmative action; higher education; universities; colleges; University of Texas; schools; low income; poverty; Hispanic; Latinos; African-Americans; tests; scores; SAT; Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
"In 1998, California voters approved Proposition 227, intending to kill bilingual education ... The initiative declared bilingual education a failure and called for the state's 1.4 million immigrant children to be taught almost entirely in English. But in Santa Cruz county -- where one out of four students isn't fluent in English -- bilingual education is far from dead."