Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Facts, Not Fiction: Setting the Record Straight
National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education (CARE)
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This report is founded on the simple premise that educational policies and practices must be based on fact, not fiction, if they are to be of value to teachers, students, parents, and society as a whole. The report focuses on three pervasive and core fictions about the Asian American and Pacific Islander community, which are examined in the context of empirical data. In addition, three issues of emerging importance are presented to highlight new conversations that are surfacing among educators on college campuses. Facts, Not Fiction: Setting the Record Straight serves as a source of consolidated information that will be valuable to anyone interested in advocating for fair and better educational practices. In particular, through the frame of advocacy and social justice, the report provides educators, policymakers, students and their families, and advocates with accurate and up-to-date information, enabling them to critically examine the extent to which their schools meet the demands of an increasingly competitive and global environment and advance the principles of equality and justice.