- Patricia Gandara
University of California, Los Angeles
PATRICIA GÁNDARA is professor of education and codirector of the Civil Rights Project, Proyecto Derechos Civiles, UCLA, associate director of the UC Linguistic Minority Research Institute. Her research focuses on education policy, English learners, and Latino students. She is coauthor, with C. Gómez, of “Language Policy in Education,” in G. Sykes & B. Schneider (Eds.), AERA Handbook on Education Policy (forthcoming).
- Russell Rumberger
University of California, Santa Barbara
RUSSELL W. RUMBERGER is professor of education and director of the UC Linguistic Minority Research Institute. His research focuses on education of disadvantaged students, including racial, ethnic, and linguistic minorities; high school dropouts; and school effectiveness Recent publications are, with coauthor P. Gándara, “Resource Needs for Educating Linguistic Minority Students,” in H. F. Ladd and E. B. Fiske (Eds.), Handbook of Research in Education Finance and Policy (Routledge, 2008); and “Parsing the Data on Student Achievement in High Poverty Schools,” North Carolina Law Review (2007).