About the Journal
The Bridge: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Legal & Social Policy (formerly ECI Interdisciplinary Journal for Legal & Social Policy ) is the scholarly publication produced by the Earl Carl Institute for Legal and Social Policy, Inc. (ECI). ECI is a research center on policy issues for the Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University. The Journal publishes papers primarily on issues that impact legal and social policy in the urban community.
The Bridge: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Legal & Social Policy is a peer reviewed journal that seeks to make available research and knowledge in the areas of legal and social policy to equip and empower educators and others nationwide with research driven articles that will contribute to their ability to meet the diverse needs of urban populations. It is published bi-annually.
Report on the Texas Legislature, 85th Session: An Urban Perspective-Criminal Justice Edition
Sarah R. Guidry, Zahra Buck Whitfield, Amber K. Walker, Marshaun Williams, and Grady Paris
Getting To Excellence: What Every Educator Should Know About Consequences of Beliefs, Attitudes, and Paradigms for the Reconstruction of an Academically Unacceptable Middle School
James A. Johnson, Jay Cummings, Margaret Stroud, Gatsy Moye' -Lavergne, and Wilbert J. Andrews Jr.
Urban Education Reform- Case Study: North Forest Independent School District
Jay K. Aiyer, Michael O. Adams, and Subria Lapps
Education Reform and the Political Safeguards of Federalism
Elizabeth J. Sharma
From Colonization to R.E.S.P.E.C.T.: How Federal Education Policy Fails Children and Educators of Color
Rachelle Lanette Ard and Christopher B. Knaus
How (and Why) NCLB Failed to Close the Achievement Gap:Evidence from North Carolina, 1998-2004
Roslyn Mickelson, Jason Giersch, Elizabeth Stearns, and Stephanie Moller
Behavioral Changes for African Americans To Improve Health, Embrace Culture, and Minimize Disparities
Dashiel J. Geyen Ed.D., M.P.H.
Educational Genocide: Examining the Impact of National Education Policy on African American Communities
Christopher B. Knaus and Rachelle Rogers-Ard
Proposal to Reduce Recidivism Rates in Texas - 2010 Update
Marcia Johnson Professor, Katherine Bauer, and Elizabeth Tagle
The Status of Dialogue Journal Writing as a Methodology for the Literacy and Language Development of African American Students
Ingrid Haynes-Mays Ph.D., Bernell M. Peltier-Glaze Ph.D., and Shanna L. Broussard Ph.D.
The Quality of Education for African Americans in Houston
Kimberly McLeod Ph.D.
Entre Nous. A Critical Appraisal of Science Outcomes of Schooling for African American Children and Youth Enrolled in the Houston Independent School District
James A. Johnson Ph.D., Bernell M. Peltier-Glaze Ph.D., and Danita Bailey-Perry Ph.D.