Recent issues Access to Education

AAA Fund’s mission is to ensure equal political, educational, social, and economic rights for all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination. A critical focus of this mission is to support equal access to educational opportunities. As an organization, AAA Fund supports well-tailored affirmative action admissions policies. Numerous studies have shown that diversity provides a richer learning environment and better prepares students to thrive in an increasingly diverse workforce. Schools with diversity are able to break down racial stereotypes and teach cross-racial understandings of issues.

AAA Fund distinguishes between affirmative action and unconstitutional negative action, a system whereby a school discriminates against one racial group to favor other minority students. The AAPI community faces substantial economic and educational disparities. As a Brookings Institution study reported, “The Asian groups faring poorly are those living in areas with poorer quality schools—similar, in fact, to those in which African Americans live.” A diverse non-discriminatory educational environment is crucial for the AAPI communities.

Recent Issue

OCA Dismayed in Reversal of White House Affirmative Action Guidance

Washington, DC – OCA-Asian Pacific American Advocates released the following statement in reaction to the reversal of the current Affirmative Action guidance by the Trump Administration, a non-binding guidance for educational institutions: This Administration completely ignores the reality of...

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Senate Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing on International Students

Members proposed further barriers for Chinese international students and xenophobic concerns. The Senate Judiciary hearing on May 30th discussed the vetting of Chinese students and concerns about Chinese infringement on economic, intellectual property, and other fronts. On May 30th, the...

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Educational Opportunities to Celebrate Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month Learn more about the AAPI experience through several online and in-person opportunities.  See the full website for more details. Built collaboratively by several organizations, the website contains teacher resources, audio visual exhibits, and a...

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