June 6, 2008 | Education
A group of NYC high school students formed Youth Researchers For A New Education System (YRNES) in partnership with ICOPE and the Education is a Human Right Campaign to survey and interview NYC public school students. Their findings highlight the unequal... Keep reading »
May 19, 2008 | Education
It is a concept that has been taking hold slowly among parents, students and activists: dignity in public schools. This month, the Dignity in Schools Campaign launched its website – www.dignityinschools.org – and the collective of organizations, including NESRI, that have come together to form this campaign have begun a... Keep reading »
March 8, 2008 | Work with Dignity
200 years ago the United States abolished the slave trade, but even today it has not been able to abolish the practice of slavery within its borders. Please support our partner, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers' (CIW), struggle against modern–day slavery and inhumane work conditions in the agricultural industry in the United... Keep reading »
February 21, 2008 | Health
The expert quoted in Mike Dennison's article is NESRI's own Anja Rudiger. Speaking about Montana's ability to be a  laboratory for developing health-care systems that serve everyone equally, Anja is quoted saying, "This seems to still be a state where you get this community spirit, where you can get things done just because people sort of pull together and want something done." Read the... Keep reading »
February 12, 2008 | Education
"L.A. district considers adopting uniform guidelines for meting out discipline. The emphasis is on 'positive behavior support.'" Read the entire article here. Keep reading »
February 11, 2008 | Education
NESRI's Liz Sullivan wrote a piece for the Gotham Gazette about how a heavy police presence and discipline policies that rely on punitive zero–tolerance approaches, are denying students their fundamental human rights to a quality education and to be treated with dignity in New York City Schools. Read the article... Keep reading »
January 29, 2008 | Work with Dignity
"'We must ensure that all life is treated with the dignity it deserves,' President Bush declared during his final State of the Union address. He then segued into a call to ban human cloning. He didn't talk about dignity in terms of ravaged pensions, working longer hours for lower wages, and the loss of healthcare... Keep reading »
January 29, 2008 | Education
This letter was in reponse to the NY Daily News article - 5-year-old boy handcuffed. Keep reading »
January 29, 2008 | Education
 NESRI participated in the rally in Jena, LA and a town hall meeting in Alexandria, LA on September 20, 2007. The meeting "Restoring the Human Right to Education: Abolishing the School to Prison Pipeline" featured a panel of experts. Below is the presentation given by NESRI Executive Director, Cathy Albisa. Thursday, September 20, 2007 – ... Keep reading »
January 27, 2008 | Work with Dignity
Cathy Albisa, NESRI Executive Director, wrote an article, "What Does Burger King Have to do with Modern Day Slavery in U.S. Agriculture?" that appears on the DMIBlog. "Slavery and forced labor are universally condemned as amongst the most profound violations of human rights and dignity. Yet, modern day slavery is ongoing and systematic, including within the United States. In the last decade... Keep reading »

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