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Working Paper 50: Civil Rights Activists in the Information Age: The Development of Math Literacy Workers

October 31st, 2006
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by Roderick J. Watts and Omar Guessousgraph

October 2006

“This is the final report of an evaluation research projects completed with and on the Young People’s Project in Chicago. The mission of the Young People’s Project (YPP) is to “organize young people to work to radically change their education, and the way they relate to it.” In the YPP, that means using organizing principles from the civil rights movement to create a culture of math literacy in communities and schools throughout the nation. High school students trained as math literacy workers are the main engine for this effort. These peer educators organize a range of events aimed at math education for middle school children as they act on a broad vision of civic engagement, community development and social justice.”

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