Report: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders: Facts, Not Fiction: Setting the record straight


Students: Asian American and Pacific Islanders.


National Commission on Asian American and Paciic Islander Research in Education




College Board, National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education (CARE)


The National Commission on Asian American and Paciic Islander
Research in Education (CARE), consisting of a national commission, an
advisory board, and a research team at New York University, aims to
engage realistic and actionable discussions about the mobility and educational opportunities for
AAPIs and how distinctions of race, ethnicity, language, and other cultural factors play out in the
day-to-day operations of American schools throughout the educational spectrum. In particular,
this project provides needed new data on key issues and trends for the access and participation of
Asian Americans and Paciic Islanders in U.S. higher education.

This report is founded on the simple premise that edu- competitive and global environment and advance the
cational policies and practices must be based on fact, principles of equality and justice.
not iction, if they are to be of value to teachers, stu-
dents, parents, and society as a whole. he report In addition to the collaborative efort of our national
focuses on three pervasive and core ictions about the commission, advisory board, and working group, there
Asian American and Paciic Islander community, are other individuals who played integral roles in the
which are examined in the context of empirical data. In production of this report. Our thanks to Frank Tang,
addition, three issues of emerging importance are pre- New York University; Jamie Lew, Rutgers University-
sented to highlight new conversations that are surfac- Newark; Vanessa Leung, Coalition for Asian American
ing among educators on college campuses. Facts, Not Children and Families; Tara Parker, University of
Fiction: Setting the Record Straight serves as a source of Massachusetts, Boston; and Kamilah Briscoe, New York
consolidated information that will be valuable to Universit y.
anyone interested in advocating for fair and better edu-
cational practices. In particular, through the frame of
advocacy and social justice, the report provides educa-
tors, 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


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