IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Need an All-In Effort to Combat Racial Disparities in Education
Less than a week ago, the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights released new data that illuminate disturbing racial inequities in education—inequities that prevent many students of color from reaching their full potential.
According to the report, black students are disproportionately suspended and expelled—even in preschool, where black students who comprise just 18 percent of enrollment represent almost half of all suspensions.
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