Structural discrimination has led to an unconscious association between blackness and poverty and neighborhood disinvestment. Here’s what we can do to change the status quo.
By Jillian Olinger and Kelly Capatosto, published on Shelterforce
There is an education crisis in our country that is reaching a dangerous peak. Growing poverty, attacks on the integrity of public education, calls for public funding of privately owned charters, a gridlocked federal government, and entrenched racial disparities guarantee that the Next Big Neglect will be in education. To understand the crisis we’re facing, look at the racial disparities in educational outcomes: