Why One Undocumented Student is Walking the Trail of Dreams

New America Media, Question & Answer, Carolyn Goossen, Posted: Mar 17, 2010

Carlos Roa, 22, has been in the US for twenty years without papers. Now he is walking 1500 miles from Miami to Washington D.C. asking politicians to move on the Dream Act which would give thousands like him to get a shot at college and legalization.




CA Educators Question National Standards Plan

New America Media, News Analysis, Carolyn Goossen, Posted: Mar 12, 2010

Education policy is finally in the spotlight, as the president and state officials focus on creating a set of standards that would be applied to public school students throughout the country. But some California experts question whether it will just repeat the high-stakes mistakes of No Child Left Behind.




Last Chance for California College Grant

New America Media, News Report, Carolyn Goossen, Posted: Feb 24, 2010

California students have less than a week left to send in their applications for the Cal Grant, the state’s most generous – and most accessible – financial aid program.




School Matters: Students' 'Core Needs' Not Being Met

New America Media, Question & Answer, Carolyn Goossen, Posted: Jan 31, 2010

A leading researcher says low-income students have been hit the hardest by California's budget cuts, and that the much lauded, federal Race to the Top competition among school districts will do little to help students receive what they need most: a high quality public education.




A Free School Breakfast, But Oakland Kids Aren't Biting

New America Media, News Report, Carolyn Goossen, Posted: Jan 07, 2010

Melrose Leadership Academy in Oakland feeds its students free breakfasts in their classrooms every morning, but it is unique among district schools.